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Corporate Plan

University of Ulster Corporate Plan

The context for our Corporate Plan 2011/12 to 2015/16 is this - to focus and deepen our contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland and its global standing. The Plan has been produced following extensive engagement with staff in faculties and departments and reflects our shared vision for the University. The development of the plan has benefited greatly, at all stages, from the comments received from individuals, groups and committees and we thank all of you who have contributed to its evolution.

As we discussed, developed and consulted on this new Corporate Plan we were conscious that we were embarking on this next phase of our journey during a period of considerable uncertainty and change for higher education. The current economic downturn is a key source of such uncertainty. The uncertainty that exists in the external environment represents a considerable risk to the University. However in managing that risk we recognise and embrace the opportunity to clearly define the purpose and values of the University. In such turbulent and challenging times it is vital for us to remain true to our values, to maintain our focus and to have a clear view of where we want to be in five years’ time. We need this clarity of purpose to preserve our distinctiveness while making our contribution to rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy and creating a better and more inclusive society. In this Corporate Plan we have set out a vision, goals and objectives which provide that focus and clarity and take cognizance of the operating environment. In doing so we recognise the importance of effectively communicating our vision, goals and objectives to key stakeholders and the need to maintain the confidence of those stakeholders in the University. We also welcome the opportunity to engage with a new Programme for Government as it is developed and implemented.

Our Plan is not about standing still, it is about agility, flexibility, ambition and success. There will be difficult decisions ahead but we are confident that collectively we have the capability and professionalism to work together to take those decisions and to go on to deliver and celebrate success.


You can download the Corporate Plan in pdf format to read online or print, or read a page-turnable version.


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