Strategy and Planning
This newly refreshed RGU strategy recognises all that is good that has been achieved in RGU, and it also points us to new opportunities and new projects that will make the university known nationally and internationally.
A Clear Future
RGU aspires to be recognised, in Scotland and beyond, as a distinctive university leading and shaping the debate on the future of higher education and placing students at the centre of the education it offers. It will be known for the impact of its teaching, scholarship and translational research, the employability of its graduates, its influence in the region and nation, its growing global profile, and its strong interdisciplinary focus on a small number of key questions and issues of concern to the local and global community. It will achieve its goals in partnership with academic, voluntary, public and business organisations that share its ideals and aspirations.
The university will enter the global university rankings, diversify and secure its income and resources, and enter into close collaborative agreements with key strategic partners.
RGU will be a model university of the future and will shape its own culture, practice and organisation accordingly.
RGU’s key strategic aims
In order to achieve our vision, we will commit ourselves to a set of key strategic aims:
- Teaching and learning: inspire all individuals to achieve their maximum potential and excel in the world of tomorrow.
- Extending access to learning: enable individuals to achieve their ambitions throughout life whatever their circumstances.
- Student experience: support students and graduates to enjoy and prosper within a vibrant learning community.
- Research: be recognised for our contribution to the growth of innovation through advancing internationally excellent translational research in our areas of strategic focus
- Commercialisation: harness our intellectual and physical assets so they generate value to the economy and are profitable to the university.
- The regional community: contribute to and be an active leader in the development of the regional community.
- Partnerships: secure strategic partnerships with a small number of globally recognised universities and companies that will support the university’s key ambitions.
- Our university: empower staff and students to develop a strong and engaged community.
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At Robert Gordon University, Faculties, Schools and Support Departments are responsible for preparing their own individual plans, within the context of the University's Strategic Plan 'A Clear Future'.
Strategy and Planning
The coordination of strategy and planning is the responsibility of the planning coordinator on behalf of the Strategic Planning and Resource Group.
The Planning Coordinator reports directly to the Vice Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources)
Mrs Yat Sandilands
Room G301 Central Services Building
Robert Gordon University
Tel: 01224 262066
Fax: 01224 262608