Old photograph of the Victoria building

Strategy 2026

“For advancement of learning and ennoblement of life, the Victoria Building was raised by men of Liverpool”

Plaque on the University of Liverpool Victoria Building

Our commitment

We start from a position of strength. As a connected, global institution, the University of Liverpool will build on its internationally recognised research and scholarship whilst increasing collaborative and interdisciplinary working. We are proud of our Joint Venture University in Suzhou, XJTLU, and will nurture and expand shared activities in both research and teaching with this unique partner, welcoming XJTLU students to study in Liverpool and maintaining growth in the numbers of Liverpool students studying in China.


Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Janet Beer

Our vision is to be a connected, global University at the forefront of knowledge leadership. Our strategy places our global reach as central to our distinctive vision for the future. Our plan will lead to transformation as we seek to build on our existing strengths and those aspects of our University that are truly unique.

University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Janet Beer, introduces Our Strategy 2026.

We will continue to develop a high-quality environment in which to educate well-rounded, enquiring global citizens who endeavour – through their learning, research, civic engagement and inter-cultural understanding – to address the world’s most pressing problems, including climate change and environmental sustainability. We will integrate teaching and research to ensure that we derive the maximum benefit from a culture of intellectual enquiry and challenge and we will be among the world leaders in online and blended learning, educating individuals in the UK and all over the world.

The University values diversity; we are an inclusive institution, committed to the provision of opportunity for those with the capacity to benefit both as individuals and as members of a wider community dedicated to a sustainable and just society. We will be guided by strong ethical principles and ensure that our values are embedded in our plans and actions.

We will commit to a culture of continuous improvement and collaborative working, ensuring that we encourage and value the contributions of staff and students to decision-making, and foster good governance through a culture of openness and transparency. We respect difference, but will look for consistency and sharing of good practice to ensure that fairness and equality of opportunity inform our organisational structures and processes.

We will be confident and ambitious as we face future challenges, nurturing all our staff and supporting their personal and professional development in an environment of constant change. We will acknowledge and reward contributions to the achievement of the highest possible standards in every aspect of our work.

Our educational offer and world-leading research will be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally as distinctively collaborative. We place the utmost value on partnership working and we will continue to shape a robust network of education and industry alliances, forging productive relationships locally and globally, building capacity and advancing knowledge.

This is how we can achieve all of this.

Our Strategy 2026 is also available to download
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