Strategic Planning

Vision and Mission

This page contains the University's Vision and Mission statement.


To recruit and develop the world's most promising students and most outstanding staff and be a truly global university benefiting society as a whole.

Our Mission

The mission of our University is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge. As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:

  • enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
  • provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students and deliver an outstanding educational portfolio
  • produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
  • make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health, economic growth and cultural wellbeing.