What is Vision 2020?

The Vice-Chancellor is leading the development of a University Vision to take us to 2020 and beyond. This Vision is based on world class leadership in the pursuit of excellence, impacting society.

Vision statement

A world class international university that supports outstanding students and staff, working in world class facilities, conducting leading-edge education and research, focused on the needs of society.

Vision 2020 priorities


Increase research income

From £55m to £110m


Increase postgraduate profile

From 23% to 30%

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Increase International students

from 8% to 20%

Progress to date

To date, the following actions have been delivered:


Vision 2020 and Corporate Plan

Stay up to date with the progress of the Vision

Corporate Plan