Vision for the future
In November 2011 we published our Manchester 2020 document, the strategic plan for The University of Manchester.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, is responsible for the delivery of this plan, which aims to make our institution one of the top 25 research universities in the world by 2020.
Our aim is to be known worldwide as a place where the highest academic values and educational innovation are cherished, where research prospers and makes a real difference, and where the fruits of scholarship resonate throughout society.
The strategic plan is based around our three core goals of world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility.
- Download the Manchester 2020 document (PDF document, 105 KB)
The Manchester 2020 document builds on the aims set out by its predecessor, the Manchester 2015 Agenda, which established a blueprint for the newly formed University of Manchester following the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST in 2004.
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In May 2011 the University published a research strategy outlining how we will continue to achieve high-quality research that benefits society as a whole:
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Contact the President
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor
John Owens Building
The University of Manchester
Tel: 0161 306 6010