University management

University strategy 2014-2020

Edinburgh Napier is a university in tune with its time.
Our vision, as outlined in our strategy document, is for us to be 'An enterprising and innovative community renowned internationally, with an unrivalled student learning experience’.
Our distinctiveness will be founded on:
  • the focus of our academic disciplines connected to contemporary challenges
  • our engagement with employers and business
  • student learning environment that integrates academic theory and challenge with work-related experiences
  • our active approaches to engaging students in learning
  • a deep connection to the world around us

We will work at the leading edge of our academic disciplines in research, pedagogy and professional practice, developing highly valued graduates and delivering research outcomes that together contribute to transforming communities.

We are proud of our accomplishments to date. The range, focus and quality of our degree programmes, our partnerships, our research, our links with business and our highly valued graduates have led to a strong reputation for employability, widening access and innovation.
We are excited by our potential and intend to embrace change to transform into the University we want to be in 2020. This strategy sets clear strategic goals underpinned by our values. It represents a shared understanding of our priorities. It will guide our decision-making, investment and development. It will be our framework for action. 

Developing the strategy 

The University’s strategy 2014-2020 was developed between October 2013 and March 2014 and approved by the University Court in March 2014. The Univesity consulted staff and students in campus conversations, the Student Senate, discussion forums and email surveys.
We also asked a number of local and international partners and stakeholders for their input, including partner colleges, business leaders, community councils and the Edinburgh consular corps.

In developing the strategy, the University Leadership Team also drew on the available information regarding perceptions of the University, performance, trends in higher education, political developments and trends in the wider economy and society, which have the potential to affect the University in the period to 2020 and thereafter.