Strategy 2014

Strategy 2014 - the next five years

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. We are a member of the Russell Group, and our international standing has been confirmed by the recent QS Rankings, which placed us within the world’s top 100 universities. We are an institution with a proud history of matching excellence in research and teaching with a commitment to welcoming and nurturing the most talented individuals, regardless of background.

In order to build on our significant recent success, QMUL launched a new Strategy in 2014. This document sets out ambitious aims and objectives for the next five years, within the context of our institutional values. These webpages provide a home for the Strategy, giving readers information about the areas that we will be focussing on over the coming period, and identifying the indicators that we will be using to assess our progress.

As well as being a portal to the main Strategy, these webpages will also provide access to the family of sub-strategies that sit beneath it. Users will be able to see the connections between the documents and explore specific areas in more detail. Not all elements of the overall site are currently available and we envisage that the remaining sections will be brought online during 2015, as the remaining sub-strategies are completed and published.

A copy of the Strategy is available to download.


QMUL Strategy 2014 - 2019

Aim 1: People

to recruit students and staff of the highest intrinsic talent and potential, and to nurture their careers.

Aim 2: Research

to achieve the highest standards in research, using disciplinary strengths and multi-disciplinary approaches to tackle the most challenging and pressing research problems.

Aim 3: Education

to provide all our students, wherever based, an education that is judged internationally to be of the highest quality, and which exploits innovations in teaching, learning and assessment.

Aim 4: International

to embed an international dimension in all QMUL activities and further enhance our stature as a leading global university.

Aim 5: Public engagement

to achieve maximum impact from our academic work through public engagement and partnerships with businesses, government, charities, cultural organisations, and others in the wider community.

Aim 6: Sustainability

to achieve and sustain financial strength to enable our academic ambitions, through a balanced portfolio of activities.



Aim 1: QMUL recognizes that the nature of its research environment is the most essential element in fostering the best research, and we will work to maintain the most inspiring and supportive such environment Aim 2: QMUL recognises that growth in the breadth and depth of its research will enable broader partnerships and will work towards these Aim 3: QMUL recognises the variety of research opportunities in terms of their origin, their disciplinary reach and the levels of investment and engagement required and will seek to take advantage of these Aim 4: QMUL recognises the variety of research opportunities in terms of their origin, their disciplinary reach and the levels of investment and engagement required and will seek to take advantage of these Aim 5: Our commitment to fairness, openness and ethical behaviour in research will be reflected in policy and practice Aim 6: We will ensure that our researchers’ contributions are fully recognised, and that professional research support is available to them Aim 7: The career development of our researchers and the advancement of their horizons is key to ensuring the realisation of their full potential Aim 8: It is critical to our future growth and the success of our research that we fully promote our research and its impact to expert and non-expert audiences Aim 9: QMUL seeks to foster innovations arising from our research and their impact for the benefit of society, and will promote policies and practices that advance this

Queen Mary is currently going through consultation on a new public engagement strategy, which will be unveiled later in 2015. You can follow updates on its progress through the Centre for Public Engagement newsletter.