By Press Office 08 July 2020

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, today launched its new Strategic Plan, outlining the institution's goals and objectives for the next five years.

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, today launched its new Strategic Plan, outlining the institution's goals and objectives for the next five years.

Looking to the future, the strategy sets out how QMU's person-centred approach to learning makes it stand out from other universities, along with its distinctive academic portfolio and a focus on making society better. It also describes how the University will contribute to society's recovery and re-calibration following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through teaching, research and innovation, QMU will further develop its work enabling people to heal, nurture, care and communicate, as well as inspire them to build and rebuild businesses, find solutions to real-life issues and to support communities. The University will also build on its track record fostering creativity and artistic expression, building social and economic capital in the process.

Professionals educated by QMU - in many of its key areas, from health sciences to the creative arts and social sciences - have already played key roles in tackling the pandemic, and all of them will be vital to the global recovery. Graduates and University staff can already be found in influential positions all across the world, influencing policy, and enhancing society, culture and the economy. In the years to come, Queen Margaret University aims to continue to make a real and immediate difference in the world in keeping with its values.

Sir Paul Grice, QMU Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said: "In promoting creativity, agility, resilience and collaboration, our new strategy holds true to the ethos of social justice on which this institution was founded. It sets out how we will nurture and build on our vital work improving society through teaching, research and innovation."

Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

Notes to Editor

For further media enquiries, please contact Gavin McNee (Media Relations and Content Officer) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E: gmcnee@qmu.ac.uk, T: 0131 474 0000.

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