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Corporate Strategy 2025: Ambition Delivered Today

Building on the success of Teesside 2020, the new Corporate Strategy: Ambition Delivered Today, sets out a bold future for the institution over the next five years, driving academic achievement and delivering excellence for our students, partners and society.

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The strategy will position Teesside as a high-performing global university anchored in the Tees Valley, inspiring confidence in our community and providing learning opportunities for all.

Vision

Teesside will be a leading University with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

Mission

Teesside University generates and applies knowledge that contributes to the economic, social and cultural success of students, partners and the communities we serve.

Through education enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, we transform lives and economies.

Values

At Teesside University we seek to enhance the experience of all our students, staff and external partners by:

  • Delivering excellence in learning, research and enterprise
  • Empowering individuals and teams to enhance their contribution to the University
  • Fostering creativity, enterprise and innovation
  • Embracing diversity and actively opposing prejudice
  • Communicating openly, honestly and respectfully at all times
  • Committing to sustainability and the protection of our environment
  • Taking responsibility and demonstrating leadership

Our Values and Behaviours framework supports how we work together towards the achievement of our aims and objectives.

Corporate Aims

  1. Learning and Teaching – delivering innovative and impactful provision through Education 4.0
  2. Research and Innovation – delivering excellent research that enhances wellbeing, productivity and prosperity, shaping the research challenges of tomorrow
  3. Enterprise and Business Engagement – an internationally recognised and engaged University delivering enterprise, innovation and impact
  4. International – providing an excellent international experience through partnerships and networks across the world
  5. Resources and Business Management – ensuring University resilience, investment and growth, driving strategic transformation and change, and supporting academic excellence and the student experience

Economic and Social Impact

Teesside University’s commitment to our students, staff and communities is absolute. Plugged into civic society and driving positive social impact, our local footprint – extending from the Business School in the campus heart to MIMA in Middlesbrough town centre and the National Horizons Centre in Darlington – provides a vital network of facilities, experience and expertise, all of which will play an important role in the regeneration of our local ecosystem.

Our global position will allow us to develop important relationships with key markets, exercising our international soft power and positioning ourselves as the gateway for regional economic success.

Our ambitions to deliver positive change and operate as a responsible and ethical organisation are set out in the Teesside University Charter for Social Impact. The Charter Framework encapsulates our mission-driven work to progress social mobility, to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion, to galvanise the regional economy and to deliver impactful research.