City, University of London launched its Strategic Plan for 2012-2016 in March 2012. The Plan will secure City's position as a leading global university through a renewed commitment to academic excellence, a continuing focus on business and the professions and investment of up to £200M in research-excellent academic staff, information systems and services infrastructure and property and facilities.
The Plan identifies how City will continue to develop and strengthen through its focus on:
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City, University of London: A leading global University committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and located in the heart of London. We are proud of the quality of our education, research and enterprise and are ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world.
by Professor Paul Curran,
Successful delivery of our Strategic Plan will mean that by 2016 we will have an academic performance that places us within the top 200 universities in the world and within the top 35 universities in the UK.
By 2016, our commitment to academic excellence for business and the professions and pride in the quality of our education, research and enterprise will have established us as one of the top 2% of universities in the world.
We will provide an excellent education and experience for our undergraduate and postgraduate students which establishes a secure foundation for their future careers and a lifelong relationship with City University London.
Our students are at the heart of our commitment to academic excellence for business and the professions.
We will produce research that is recognised throughout the world for its relevance to contemporary intellectual challenges and its influence on the future research agenda. Our academic staff will thereby enrich the learning experience of their students.
The majority of our academic staff will produce research which is recognised internationally as being of the highest quality.
We will develop our profitable enterprise activities through high quality consultancy, continuing professional development programmes and the commercialisation of our intellectual property.
We take pride in our history, from our founding in 1894 with the objective of promoting 'industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being...'.
We will develop our international reputation by creating high quality partnerships and collaborations world-wide that provide a positive contribution to the research of our academics, the educational experience of our students and the visibility of our University.
We are proud of our success in attracting the most able international students and we recognise the role that internationalisation plays in enhancing research, education and employability.
In addition to our key strategic themes, we have articulated several 'enabling themes', which are essential to creating the kind of University we wish to be.
City, University of London is currently ranked within the top 5% of universities in the world.