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University Strategy 2017-2027

University Strategy 2017-2027

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

Durham is one of the world’s great universities and one of the most distinctive.

We produce world-leading and world-changing research across all three of our Faculties, our education is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative and our wider student experience, delivered through our Colleges, Durham Students’ Union and Experience Durham, is among the best in the UK.

But we are not complacent. Our University Strategy 2017-2027 sets ambitious targets for growth and development, to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge.

These web pages provide an introduction to our Strategy, and how we are delivering on our targets.

I hope you find them informative.

Professor Stuart Corbridge
Vice-Chancellor and Warden


Our Characteristics

We are:

Welcoming

We are open and friendly

Collegiate

We prize our colleges and sense of community

Inclusive

We value each other and embrace difference


Our Values

We are:

Motivated

We like to participate and achieve our goals

Inquisitive

We prize intellectual freedom and curiosity

Challenging

We like to push boundaries and ourselves

Rigorous

We value knowledge and clear thinking

Innovative

We work at the frontier to improve lives


Measuring our Performance

Aspect of performance

2027 Target or Milestone

The Times/Sunday Times League Tables

Top 5

Percentage of eligible subject areas in QS World Top 50

50%

UK research assessment exercises

All units in the top third of the Russell Group

Citations per academic staff member

Top three in the UK

PhD students per academic staff member

2 PhDs per FTE academic staff member

Performance in National Student Survey

Top decile overall in the UK

Proportion of Durham students working or studying abroad as part of their degrees

25%

Staff and student volunteering hours

100,000 per annum

Proportion of Durham students gaining the Durham Award

75%

Proportion of international (non-UK) students

35%

Percentage of Faculty members who are female

Top third of the Russell Group

Proportion of estate buildings in Categories A and B (‘High standard’)

85%

Annual income

Over £500 million

Proportion of annual income from philanthropy

5%

Contactable alumni

185,000

Key Milestones

Durham University: We Are So Much More

Durham University: We Are So Much More

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Durham is a world top 100 university with a global reputation for excellence in research and education. But we are So Much More. Let us tell you how.