Global Vision Summary

In our 2016 Strategic plan, Durham committed to delivering:

  • World-leading and world-changing research across all core academic departments and institutes;
  • Education that is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative;
  • Through our Colleges, Durham Students’ Union and Experience Durham, a wider student experience as good as any in the world.

We are well on our way to achieving these ambitions. Looking forward, the new Director of Advancement and Communications will be pivotal in helping us shape a new strategy for engaging with a rapidly changing world.

As a University with an incredibly engaged and connected alumni community, we must consider how we can extend our influence beyond the UK and Europe. The rest of the world offers incredible opportunities in terms of student recruitment, research collaboration, internships and lifelong learning. Durham will take a strategic approach to ensuring we are engaging in emerging global markets and that our alumni base support our ambitions.