If we stay true to our core purpose and vision, how will we know we are successful?

Imagine that we send ourselves a postcard from the future about our journey to become Scotland's leading university. What would it say and how would it define what we need to achieve over the next five years?

Tayside is now recognised globally as a place of innovation and social transformation. This is because of our collective efforts to realise the potential that exists across our University community. This sets us out as the most potent force for social, cultural and economic transformation in our region.

“Everyone plays a part”

“There's a big sense of pride in what we are trying to achieve. When you see these results of the awards that we win – Scottish University of the Year twice in a row! – you can see people are really, genuinely pleased and proud of what they are all achieving, and they all play a part in that.”

Shahbaz Majeed
Web Development Manager

Our successes

We are a diverse, international, high performance community

Recognising that transformation requires a determined focus on excellence across all our activities, in a mutually supportive environment, we have created a high performance community. We are engaged with the world around us, welcoming people to share and create new knowledge.

We transform lives through our outstanding teaching and research

We have attracted outstanding talent from around the world to work and study in our flourishing community. We are solving real-world problems, working within and across disciplines. Our partners and students are fully engaged in our team-based approach, leading to innovative approaches and the application of the knowledge we create in new settings. Our professional services also work across boundaries to provide sector leading support for our community.

Our extraordinary university has a secure and sustainable future

Our thriving community has a sustainable platform upon which to base investment in our people, estate and infrastructure. Our One Dundee approach has delivered a more agile and responsive organisation. Our dynamism has been underpinned by our digital transformation, enabling exciting connections and innovative approaches within, throughout and beyond our community.