University 2030: A Future of Excellence charts the institution’s development over the next decade to deliver on its mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives. It builds upon the University’s pre-eminence in marine and maritime research and education; and its admired, holistic approach to environmental sustainability across research, education and practice. The strategy sets two ambitious institutional goals to be realised by 2030: to be a top 30 university in the UK, and top 250 in the world.
During 2020–21 the University has underpinned University 2030 with a Strategic Implementation Plan. This details the key activities that will make this vision a reality, and articulates the investment in staff, estate, emerging technologies and digital trends that it will require. It integrates the activity of our key underpinning strategies (international, research and innovation, education and student experience) and our Digital Strategic Plan.