The day to day management of Nottingham Trent University is underpinned by key strategic thinking in a multitude of areas. We aim to: Develop confident and ambitious graduates equipped to shape society. Provide education that promotes both intellectual initiative and the highest academic standards to prepare students for life and career. Be the University of choice for business, industry and the professions in our area of expertise. Be recognised both nationally and internationally for the effectiveness of our teaching and the relevance of our research. Transform the learning and working environment to create inspiring and innovative culture. Have the courage and will to implement change.
The University is committed to collaborative activity and all arrangements are individually tailored to meet the objectives of the Strategic Plan (published in March 2004) through collaborative arrangements. NTU has a number of collaborative partners. Details on the organisations and the programmes on offer can be located on the NTU website (http://www.ntu.ac.uk/CASQ/delegated_centres/partner_inst/index.html)
NTU is committed to acting as a business for the benefit of business and students, reaching beyond normal university-business interaction. The University's focus is on the twin aims of business creation and knowledge transfer by working within regional educational networks to: • Align our portfolio of courses and research to match current and future government priorities – as well as those of the Regional Development Agency – in such areas as health and social care, food and drink, the creative industries, transportation, and the environment. • Enhance communication and partnerships with business locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. • Produce educational solutions to meet business and economic objectives, maximising the use of the University’s knowledge base. • Respond to the Region’s priorities for economic growth through, for example, such ventures as BioCity to provide opportunities to develop market sectors which have previously had low impact in the Region. • Target specific geographic areas where gaps in the economic development cycle can be addressed through the intervention of higher education to raise personal and professional expectations and aspirations. • Create the capacity for business interventi