Our vision and values


Our vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK's leading business-facing university.


The following core values will inform and sustain all of our activities. We aspire to be:

  • friendly.
  • ambitious.
  • collegiate.
  • enterprising.
  • student-focused.

Our key strategic objectives

We will be internationally renowned as the UK's leading business-facing university by:

  • providing expert teaching informed by research, business and the professions.
  • offering workplace engagement and overseas learning opportunities.
  • creating and developing innovative ideas, products and processes.
  • fostering and strengthening research with global partners.
  • developing international partnerships.
  • strengthening the global perspective in the curriculum.
  • developing students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to succeed in business and the professions.
  • enhancing relationships with business and industry.
  • demonstrating and promoting our positive social, cultural and economic impact.
  • attracting and developing outstanding people.
  • strengthening the diversity of our community.
  • consolidating financial sustainability.

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region's largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of more than £238 million.

With a student community of over 25,300 including more than 2,800 international students from 100 different countries, the University has a global network of over 210,000 alumni.

Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020

Download the University's Strategic Plan for 2015 to 2020 (PDF - 1.95 Mb)