The University of Stirling is an international university with a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research. We are an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of our students, staff and the global communities we serve.
Stirling is numbered among the top 100 new universities in the world; a reputation that has been gained through the quality of our research, the impact it has had on society, and the skills and competencies of our graduates.
Our distinctiveness comes from our academics collaborating across disciplines to generate different perspectives to address key world issues. Graduates of the University are well equipped to play a leading role in society due to knowledge, initiative and resilience developed as part of their educational experience, and from the wider cultural and sporting opportunities available.
Stirling is a place where everyone is treated with respect and where ability – not background – is valued. We are open with one another and support people with specific needs; we acknowledge difference, and respect the right of students and staff to hold differing views.
We don’t settle for second best. We strive for excellence in all we do, and work actively to support students and staff to perform at the very highest level. By doing so, our teaching and research makes a real and demonstrable impact on the economy, environment and society in Scotland and beyond.
Our vision is to be recognised across the world as a University that addresses the needs of society through innovative interdisciplinary research; learning and teaching of the highest quality; and by sharing our knowledge with the world.
Our contributions and approach are defined by:
The University of Stirling’s story starts with its first Chancellor, Lord Robbins, a visionary who recognised that society was being transformed and it needed men and women skilled in navigating change. For almost 50 years the University of Stirling has been delivering the vision he first articulated. Our Strategic Plan 2016-2021, identifies a set of overarching institutional objectives that will help us focus on the practical steps needed to achieve our ambitious goals over the next five years.