The University of Liverpool has, since 1881, worked for the advancement of learning and ennoblement of life. This remains our mission today and will give focus to all our efforts in the coming years as we strive to achieve our ambitions and aspirations, tackle the grand challenges of the age and make our vision a reality. We have laid down this explicit challenge of where we want to be in 10 years' time, and now we must be just as clear on how we will get there.
We start from a position of strength. As a connected, global University with multiple physical and virtual campuses – Liverpool, London, Suzhou, Singapore and online – our worldwide influence and impact is unrivalled in higher education. Over the next decade we will build on our internationally recognised strengths in research and scholarship and increase collaborative and inter-disciplinary working. We will continue to develop a high-quality environment in which to educate well-rounded, enquiring global citizens who connect and engage – through their learning, research, civic engagement and inter-cultural understanding – with the world’s most pressing problems. We will integrate teaching and research to ensure that we derive the maximum benefit from our rich environment of intellectual enquiry and challenge.
The University values diversity; we are an inclusive institution, committed to the provision of opportunity for those with the capacity to benefit as individuals but also 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 worldwide, building capacity and advancing knowledge.
This is how we can achieve all of this.