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Strategic Plan 2016

The University’s new Strategic Plan 2016 has been published.

Strategic Plan 2016 front cover

Following on from the achievements made in the 2012-16 Strategic Plan, the new plan focuses on the University's strategic objectives of leadership in learning and leadership in research, and identifies four developmental themes:

  • influencing globally
  • contributing locally
  • partnerships with industry
  • digital transformation and data


The University of Edinburgh is making a positive and significant contribution to the world. We are proud to be a truly global university firmly rooted in Scotland’s capital city. Our mission to discover, develop and share knowledge is at the heart of what we do.

High-quality growth of teaching and research combined with enhancement of the student experience are my top two personal priorities as I commence my last 12 months of service at the University of Edinburgh.

I hope that this limpid document will convey to all my colleagues our current aims and objectives. It also presents an exciting strategy for continuing to make a difference locally, nationally and globally.

Professor Sir Timothy O'SheaPrincipal


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