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Stirling launches Strategic Plan at Scottish Parliament

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The University of Stirling presented its Strategic Plan 2011 to 2016 in the Scottish Parliament on 29 September, at a reception hosted by Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane and Minister for Housing and Transport.

Mr Brown said; “I am understandably proud of this University, which is based in the area I represent. It has built a reputation as a leading research institution and, just as Scots have a reputation for innovation and invention, so does the University of Stirling.”

Over 150 guests of the University attended the reception, at which Mike Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, spoke about Stirling’s unique contribution to higher education in Scotland and how he strongly believes that the best is still to come for the University.

Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Gerry McCormac, introduced the Strategic Plan to the assembled guests. He said: “The 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 strategy is designed to strengthen our established reputation as a groundbreaking institution which contributes innovative, multidisciplinary perspectives on people’s needs.”

The event attracted representatives from business and industry, education and cultural and corporate organisations. The event also provided the opportunity for the University to engage with its alumni and develop new and existing partnerships.

Professor McCormac concluded: “Building on our strategy of education founded on innovation and excellence, we have set targets that will inform operational plans, that will contribute to the University’s continued growth and development and that will stay true to our ethos.”

The Strategic Plan can be located at

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