A civic university for a global society
The University of Glasgow was founded for the benefit of the city and its people. Today, we remain committed to helping Glasgow to flourish – but we are also looking beyond the local area to engage a broader global community in our work.
Our prosperity is intimately connected with the city of Glasgow. We will:
- Work in partnership with the city and its people to investigate the causes and remedies of local and global social, economic and health inequalities.
- Promote a culture of public and societal engagement through working with communities, educators, the voluntary sector and policy makers in Glasgow, nationally and worldwide.
- Continue to be national leaders in widening participation within elite higher education.
Glasgow is a world-famous city of industry. Reflecting this heritage, we will:
- Grow our external engagement and establish at least one industrial, governmental or third sector strategic partnership per college within the next five years.
- Expand our commitment to knowledge exchange through innovative and flexible approaches to commercialisation and industry collaboration.
- Provide space and opportunities for staff and students to work with industry, SMEs, start-ups and spin-outs.
We want to change the world for the better and serve our global communities. We will:
- Engage in major knowledge transfer and exchange partnerships worldwide.
- Tackle complex humanitarian issues in the areas of health, the economy and the environment.
- Commit to long-term cooperation and partnership with allied institutions in emerging areas of the world.
Key performance indicators
Research impact: continual improvement
We will continually increase the number of impact case studies considered to be outstanding in their reach and significance.
Widening participation: 4th
We will maintain our position as having the 4th largest intake of students from widening participation backgrounds in Scotland.
Knowledge exchange: median
We will grow our income from commercial and government sources to the Russell Group median.