About the University

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission statement recognises the breadth of our academic purpose, our current and aspirational strengths, and our pivotal position in society.

We aim to:

  • be a world-class research-intensive University
  • deliver teaching and facilitate learning of the highest quality
  • play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England

Read Vision 2021- A World-Class Civic University to find out more about the University's values and vision.