The University of Nottingham was established on the vision and philanthropic spirit of Jesse Boot who, in 1928, donated the land that is now University Park. The vision of a university devoted to the discovery, enterprise, and the advancement of the human condition, combined with his lifelong commitment to developing health and wellbeing, remains intrinsic to the culture of the University today and will maintain to underpin our future purpose.
- We have inspiring campuses in three countries, energizing us to be a globally engaged university that is also committed to making a difference in our cities and areas
- We empower and assist students and staff to collaborate in learning, scholarship and discovery across all realms of information, solving problems and improving lives
- We are stewards of a pioneering and entrepreneurial tradition of creativity and innovation
Our vision is:
to be a university without borders, where we embrace the occasions presented by a changing world, and where ambitious people and creative culture will enable us to alter the world for the better.
Solving Problems and Improving Lives.We will solve problems and improve lives through education, research, and information exchange of the highest quality, through application to local and global challenges, and through preparing our students to lead rich and fulfilling lives, thriving in the quickly altering world of work.
Supporting Potential.We will recruit students and staff with the highest potential and a desire to succeed, and we will support them to ensure they achieve their aims. We will work with local communities in our region and beyond to identify and encourage people who would benefit from our education. We will put measures in place to ensure that we eliminate the attainment gaps between students from diverse backgrounds and embed equality in our decisions about staff recruitment, reward, and progression.
Developing the Campus Experience.We will cherish the natural environment and beauty of our campuses while building on Nottingham’s reputation as an outstanding campus university. We will develop our campuses to answer the contemporary wants of staff and students for: new kinds of spaces; a secure and inclusive environment that assists the wellbeing of the community; an education that is more than a degree; and a rich and stimulating social, cultural and sporting life, open to all. While we will not grow our on-campus student populations significantly, we will reach out to new potential students across the world, attracting those who wish to access online resources, continuing professional development, and lifelong learning.
Cultivating a Global Mindset.We have a global perspective and will evolve further our principle of being one university with campuses in three countries. In order to respond to the rising complexities of globalization, we will build on our success by cultivating a global mindset among our staff and students. We will provide an international experience for everyone, whether or not they leave their local campuses. This will include deepening our exceptional international research and teaching partnerships, refining our curricula in the light of new global demands, supplying appropriate mobility occasions for students, and creating an on-campus culture of positive interaction among people from different parts of the world.
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