Development themes

Our development themes give an overview of key areas for development over the period of our Strategic Plan.

The development themes do not include everything we will focus on; rather they are the key areas for change,. They demonstrate how we will succeed in achieving our goals.

We have a long history of generating knowledge for the public good and nurturing some of the world’s best students to make a difference to the world.

For more than four centuries we have  been Edinburgh’s civic university, training teachers, lawyers, doctors and a wide range of other experts and innovators that practise their professions in our host  city.

We will be a global leader in industry engagement, with strong industrial and commercial funding complementing traditional public sector and third sector support.

We will further develop our leading expertise in data  science, and we will drive digital transformation in our way of working.