UCL Strategic Plan 2022-27


Vision, mission and values

Our vision and mission were developed as part of UCL 2034 – a 20-year strategy for the university.

This Strategic Plan aims to build on the trajectory established by that process and the framework to which it gave rise. Its development has taken place in the context of an ongoing commitment to the vision and mission set out in UCL 2034, together with the evolution of a coherent set of values to guide our work in achieving them.


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.


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


Through consultation, we have, as a community, endorsed four value clusters that will underpin our work to realise this strategic plan:

  • Integrity and mutual accountability
  • Openness and inclusion
  • Care and respect
  • Rigour and innovation

The initiatives set out below have been developed to resonate with these values and to evolve our institutional culture where our community consultation has indicated that this should be prioritised.