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About Durham University

University Strategy 2017-2027

Durham is a world top 100 university with a global reputation and performance in research and education. But the global higher education market is increasingly challenging and competitive.

The University Strategy 2017-2027 aims to deliver:

  • World-leading and world-changing research across all core academic departments and institutes;
  • Education that is challenging, difficult, enabling, research-led and transformative; and
  • Through our Colleges, Experience Durham and Durham Students’ Union, a wider student experience to rival the best in the world.

The University Strategy 2017-2027 was developed from 2015 onwards, under the leadership of Professor Stuart Corbridge, the Vice-Chancellor and Warden, and was approved by the University’s governing body, Council, in December 2016.

It includes strategies for the Faculty, Education, Wider Student Experience, Research and Engagement, Internationalisation, People, the Durham Delivering Operational Excellence Strategy (Durham DOES), Finance and the Estate and Estate Masterplan. It also incorporates our Vision and Values and plans for the re-purposing of Queen’s Campus and the transfer of the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health to Newcastle University.

Further details on the University Strategy 2017-2027 will become available in the coming months.