Our vision


We will shape the next generation of business-facing universities.

We will continue to be an exemplar in the sector and we will play a leading role in addressing the economic and social challenges facing the UK in increasingly competitive global markets.

Innovation, creativity and an enterprising mindset will be the defining characteristics of our University. We will provide flexible and transformational learning and commit to adding value to our partners and delivering positive and productive engagements with business, industry and the professions. 

The University will continue to play a central role in the local and regional economy, contributing positively to its social and economic development, and we will build our international profile and global reputation.

Our mission

An innovative and enterprising university, challenging individuals and organisations to excel.

Our values

The following core values will inform and sustain all of our activities.

We aspire to be:

  • Student-centred
  • Innovative, creative and enterprising
  • Committed to supporting and developing our people
  • Focused on excellence and its celebration
  • Dedicated to enjoyment in learning and work
  • A place of integrity where the individual is respected

We are ambitious and entrepreneurial

The University of Hertfordshire is the UK's leading business-facing University and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region's largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of more than £235 million. With a student community of over 24,500 including more than 2,000 international students from over eighty five different countries, the University has a global network of over 165,000 alumni.