Global engagement

We will strengthen our reputation as a leading international technological university with our international outlook permeating everything we do.

This is reflected in the increasingly international and collaborative nature of our research, scholarship, knowledge exchange and innovation, but also in our drive to deliver a teaching and learning experience which equips Strathclyde graduates with the necessary attributes to flourish in the global workplace.

“We will ensure a distinctively international Strathclyde student experience by increasing the range and breadth of opportunities for our students to gain an international experience.”

We will deepen and enhance our high value, strategic alliances and collaborations with leading academic institutions and organisations across the world, based on the realisation of mutual and sustainable benefits. By doing so, we will ensure a global approach to developing our capability and capacity for excellence in teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

As a leading international technological university, we attract talented and ambitious students from Scotland, the UK, Europe and right across the world, supporting our aim to provide all students with an enriching experience that will engender a truly international outlook. We will build on this by growing and diversifying our international student population.

We will ensure a distinctively international Strathclyde student experience by increasing the range and breadth of opportunities for our students to gain an international experience through student exchange, study abroad and international work or training placements.

International diversity among our academic staff reflects our global outlook and aims. We will continue to recruit the best and most innovative, forward-thinking academics and researchers from across the globe to complement the rich, diverse pool of knowledge and expertise which is our most valuable resource.

We will utilise our expanding global connections, including our academic and industry partners and network of alumni, to support the creation of new knowledge and to further extend our international sphere of opportunity and influence.

Objectives Strategies
What do we want to achieve? How will we do it?
  • Enhanced international profile and reputation
  • Internationalisation central to strategic decision-making
  • Increased proportions and diversity of international students and staff
  • Enhance international marketing and communications
  • Engage our network of alumni
  • Expand and increase opportunities for students to gain an international experience
  • Expand and deepen international partnerships
  • Increase the diversity of our international staff and student populations
Key Performance IndicatorsCurrent PerformanceTargets
How will we measure progress? What is our baseline? What are our ambitions?
11. Number of Non-EU students 2,035 FTE Increase to 2,650 FTE by 2020
12. Diversity of Non-EU studentpopulation 46% Monitor the proportion of Non-EU students from beyond our five most well-represented countries
13. Proportion of academic professional staff who are international 34% Monitor the proportion of academic professional staff who are international

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