Vision and Values
Our vision is of Newcastle as a civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence.
At Newcastle University, we have always focused on academic excellence and the impact of our academic work. Today, these long-held ideals are more relevant than ever. They define our vision for the University – the kind of university we wish to be.
Our strategic plan
The University's vision is supported by a strategic plan, articulated in Vision 2021- A World-Class Civic University.
Vision 2021 sets out the strategic objectives we aim to achieve by 2021. It outlines the core principles and values that guide how we will work together as a University towards these goals.
Our Internationalisation Strategy underpins our aim to be a world-class civic university. It intends to foster a culture receptive to interaction across the world and cross-cultural understanding, engaging all types of staff and students.
The value of universities
This video from Universities UK demonstrates how universities provide the building blocks for a successful society.
At Newcastle we seek to address some of the key global societal issues through our research in three areas:
- social renewal
Find out more about our societal challenge themes.