A new 20-year strategy for UCL.

Our vision for 2034

Our distinctive approach to research, education and innovation will further inspire our community of staff, students and partners to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.

Our mission

London’s Global University: a diverse intellectual community, engaged with the wider world and committed to changing it for the better; recognised for our radical and critical thinking and its widespread influence; with an outstanding ability to integrate our education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity.

Principal themes:

1. Academic leadership grounded in intellectual excellence

2. A global leader in the integration of research and education, underpinning an inspirational student experience

3. Addressing global challenges through our disciplinary excellence and distinctive cross-disciplinary approach

4. An accessible, publicly-engaged organisation that fosters a lifelong community

5. London’s Global University: in London, of London and for London

6. Delivering global impact through a network of innovative international activities, collaborations and partnerships.


Key enablers:

A. Giving our students the best support, facilities and opportunities

B. Valuing our staff and delivering on equality and diversity

C. Financing our ambitions

D. Delivering excellent systems and processes in support of UCL’s vision

E. Maintaining a sustainable estate to meet our aspirations

F. Communicating and engaging effectively with the world

Founding principles

This strategy is formulated within the context of our proud history and our values.