The University of Stirling Strategic Plan sets out the objectives that will inform our work through to 2016. It articulates our vision, our institutional priorities and the actions required to succeed.
The plan is the result of widespread consultation with staff, students and external stakeholders and reinforces the original aspirations for the University ensuring that we continue to deliver a life affirming education and add to the knowledge of humankind.
To be acknowledged worldwide as a distinguished University that addresses the social and environmental needs of society through innovative, interdisciplinary research and education.
To be a University of distinction that is ambitious, accessible and self-reliant, and whose purpose is to develop these qualities in our students, staff and the communities we serve.
According to an external review in 2006, the quality of teaching and the academic standards of awards at Stirling were amongst the best in Scotland.
The academic programme arms students with the skills and confidence to shape their world beyond the University. On campus, they encounter fellow-students from more than 80 countries, ensuring that the formal and informal aspects of their education are international in outlook. Perhaps this helps to explain why Stirling’s retention and completion rates are amongst the best in the UK.
The University is home to leading researchers and scholars attracted by the environment, the facilities and the student-centred approach. A commitment to innovation ensures that technology is deployed effectively to aid study and research.
Over and above the learning experience, our students benefit from excellent support services within a caring environment.
The University’s five core research and teaching areas are: