We aspire to be a sustainable, medium-sized and academically excellent institution when measured by:
- the quality of our teaching, research, third mission activities, and external engagement;
- our regional, national and international reputation and impact;
- the global identity and esteem of our multi-cultural staff, students and alumni.
We aim to grow in excellence but not in overall size. The way we set our priorities shapes our focus and our scale. Lancaster University’s role is to be excellent in a selected number of fields, all of which are internationally recognised. In combination, these strengths allow us to identify multidisciplinary opportunities and to be swift to establish new initiatives. Our flexibility is one of our key strategic assets.
Using our own resources and actively seeking to collaborate with other leading institutions in the region and beyond, we shall be involved in research, learning and dissemination that are destined to shape the future.
Lancaster University’s mission is to pursue research at the highest international level, to create a stimulating and innovative learning environment for all students and staff and, in international, national and regional collaborations, to enhance economic, cultural and social well-being.