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The University of Bath Strategy 2021 to 2026

Our strategy to drive excellence in education and high-impact research, foster an outstanding and inclusive community, and enhance our strategic partnerships.

Our Strategy and values

Over the next five years, we'll seek to enhance our global position within the top world-leading institutions. We'll do this in ways that respect and support our community, our values, and our environment.



Our strategic pillars

Our ambitions for 2021 to 2026 are based on four key strategic pillars. Read about what these pillars mean for the University and how they support the Strategy.


Driving excellence in education

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How we are developing internationally leading courses to stay at the forefront of high-quality education. Part of the University of Bath Strategy 2021 to 2026.

Driving high-impact research

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Our ambition to build on our power, impact, and achievements in all our areas of research. Part of the University of Bath Strategy 2021 to 2026.

Enhancing strategic partnerships

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The diverse range of communities we're connecting and partnering with, locally, nationally and globally. Part of the University of Bath Strategy 2021 to 2026.


Implementing our strategy

Read about the steps we're planning to take to achieve our ambitions and how we plan to measure the delivery of our objectives.


Measuring our success

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The key performance indicators we'll use to monitor the success of the University Strategy 2021 to 2026.


University Strategy PDF documents

Read the full University of Bath Strategy 2021 to 2026 in PDF format and our 'at a glance' strategy map.


About the University of Bath

The University of Bath was established on Claverton Down in Bath in 1966. We're a campus university in the South West of England. Bath is only 1 hour and 25 minutes away from London by train.

We offer courses in engineering, humanities, management, science, and social sciences.


Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about the University of Bath Strategy.