Why Strathclyde?
Strategic plan

Vision, mission & values

Our Vision

A leading international technological university, inspired by its founding mission, that is socially progressive and makes a positive difference to the lives of its students, to society and to the world.

Our Mission

From our foundation as a 'place of useful learning', we take it as our responsibility to research, teach and be of benefit to society - to reach outside the University to make the world better educated, prosperous, healthy, fair and secure.

Strategic Themes

Outstanding education and student experience

World-leading research

Transformative innovation and impact

Cross-cutting Themes

Global engagement Operational excellence

Our Values






Our Values

The University’s values capture what we’re all about: who we are, what we believe in and what we stand for.

Our values have been derived from how we act and how we expect to be treated as part of Strathclyde. In delivering this Strategic Plan, we will act and make decisions guided by these values.

People-oriented: committed to our staff and students, providing opportunities and investing in their development

Bold: confident and challenging about what we do, and supportive of appropriate and managed risk in our decision-making.

Innovative: focussed on discovering and applying knowledge with impact, and encouraging creative thinking and new ideas.

Collaborative: working together, internally and externally, with integrity and in an open, respectful way.

Ambitious: for our institution, staff and students as well as supporting the ambitions of our partners.

Our faculties & departments