Our Vision

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Our ambition is to be in the top 30 of UK universities. Northumbria is transforming to become a new kind of excellent university. To achieve this transformation, between 2013 and 2018 we will:

  • Build global reputation, market position and revenue streams
  • Grow high quality research and use it to drive excellence in all of our activities
  • Maximise student and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Strengthen operational efficiency and effectiveness, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Read a summary of the Corporate Strategy 2013-18