The new UWS Strategy 2025, published in 2020, has set the vision for the institution to be recognised as a world-leading university ranked inside the top 200 by 2050 based on supporting excellent, relevant and purposeful research aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. UWS’ strategic direction is to maintain research and innovation which addresses major global challenges and are delivered at a scale and intensity that ensures sustainable impact through our multi-disciplinary teams.
We will continue to transform lives through imaginative thinking and use our expertise, facilities and partnerships to make a real difference to the world.
At UWS, research and enterprise activities are not treated as marginal activities. All academic staff are expected to engage with the research agenda and to generate contributions through participation. These contributions shape and inform our teaching and learning excellence and help build an open research environment characterised by applied research and knowledge exchange.
Focusing on upskilling and reskilling business partners, we provide industry-relevant courses for home and the international market. For a list of our current flexible short courses visit our dedicated Continuing Professional Development website.
We are proud of the support we offer to the industry via the UK’s fasting growing Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) portfolio to help businesses innovate and grow. UWS is #1 in Scotland and among the top-3 in the UK by KTP portfolio size. KTP helps businesses to grow by linking them with a university and a graduate to work on a specific project. You can find out more about how it may help your firm by visiting the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships page.
At UWS we celebrate research success. Visitors to our website are invited to review our Research Impact and Research highlight pages. While we can only showcase a fraction of the benefits of UWS research to society, these pages are intended to present a flavour of UWS expertise and commitment to improving health, creating wealth and ensuring social justice.