‘Shaping our Future: Driving Distinctiveness’ was approved as the new University strategy in March 2020 after a comprehensive engagement exercise. When we consider our purpose, it is clear this strategy and its themes are as important as ever as we play our part in the post-pandemic recovery and deal with the significant challenges facing our local, national and international communities, as well as the world as a whole. The key elements of our strategy are brought to life in the sections below, but you can also access a summary pdf version of the strategy here:
We are inclusive in our ethos, applied and collaborative in our approach. We are based in Edinburgh but with an international reach. We have a breadth of disciplines and a size that enables people and ideas to connect. With a heritage in teaching, a professionally-orientated portfolio and high-quality research tackling ‘live’ challenges, we are making an impact locally, nationally and internationally. We want to be recognised as acting with respect and integrity and creating an environment where everyone involved feels proud, confident, challenged and supported.