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Vision and Strategy

Our Vision and Strategy

The Vision for Queen’s is to be 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.

Our Vision is shaped by a number of principles:

  • Developing a culture of integrated, empowered and enabled leadership;
  • Growing in key priority areas, including research, postgraduate and international student numbers;
  • Developing empowered and accountable Faculties;
  • Facilitating and enabling interdisciplinary and a collaborative approach to delivery;
  • Supporting the Graduate School to continue to grow a strong and vibrant postdoctoral community.
  • Enhancing our positive impact on society;
  • To develop global citizens and address international challenges.

Building on the successes of our Corporate Plan 2016-21, the new Strategy will ensure we realise our vision to conduct leading-edge education and research, focused on the needs of society. During the 2019-20 academic year, engagement took place with staff and students to identify key themes and priorities for the new Strategic Plan. The following draft priorities and enablers were identified and will form the basis for further engagement and discussion with staff and students as we continue to develop our new Strategy

The Corporate Plan provides a roadmap for Queen’s to deliver the ambition articulated in the Vision. The Plan is underpinned by the University’s Core Values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, and Excellence) and focuses on three strategic priority areas:


Education and Students

Queen’s will deliver high quality leading edge education, through world-class staff, focused on the needs of society. We will provide an educational experience that is research-led and enriches our students intellectually, socially and culturally. We will develop our students to be confident, resilient, creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers, with strong employability skills, prepared for leadership and citizenship in a global society.


Queen’s will be distinguished by its academic strengths and recognised globally for the social, economic and cultural benefit it delivers through its research. To achieve this, we will work to create an inspiring research environment for our students and staff that nurtures talent and rewards outstanding leadership and excellence.

Innovation and Impact

Queen’s will enhance and expand its impact on wider society – regionally, nationally, and globally – through innovative education and research, and through collaboration with a diverse range of partners.