Brunel embarks on an exciting new future with the launch of its strategic vision – an ambitious roadmap to steer the institution into 2030.
It opens a fresh chapter for the university, now in its 50th anniversary year and aims to crystalise Brunel’s position as a leader centre for research intensive technology.
The ideas are laid out in Brunel 2030 A university for a changing world, which sets five new goals in research, community, campus and community and global impact.
“Excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, will be at the heart of everything we do,” said Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor and President.
Announcing aims driven by industry, government and charity, Professor Buckingham said the vision recaptures its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s ingenuity. “The challenges have changed, but our aims are as innovative and ambitious as they always were.”
Unveiled alongside a brand new mission, ‘to bring benefit to society through excellence in education, research and knowledge transfer’, the vision pledges to:
● put society at the heart of academic activity
● work with business, governments and the not-for-profit sector
● support the university’s long-term sustainability
● be a top UK and world-leading technology university
● make student and staff teamwork its route to success
Brunel 2030 comes as Brunel fleshes out multi-million pound modernising plans which include a new Teaching and Learning Centre, Design Engineering Centre and STEM centre, to advance science, technology engineering and maths on campus. These projects add to the recent expansion of the Brunel Metals Research Park, with the second Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification and National Structural Integrity Research Centre. There are also moves to develop a local academic centre for health sciences alongside partners the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust.