New global strategy sets priorities for the University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire has launched a new strategic plan which aims to enhance its international reputation as the UK’s leading business-facing university.

Today’s announcement from the University’s Vice Chancellor Quintin McKellar set out a five-year vision to strengthen global relationships and business partnerships, and provide expert teaching to ensure students have the knowledge, skills and attributes to succeed in international business and professions.

Hertfordshire, which has a student community of over 25,100 including around 3,000 overseas students from 120 different countries, also aims to strengthen its position as a university of choice for international students. The University also has a global network of over 175,000 alumni and the strategy includes further plans to encourage international alumni to support students and graduates.

Quintin McKellar, Vice Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire said:

“The term Business-Facing was coined at the University of Hertfordshire to embrace the attitude and ethos of the University. We aim to build on the University’s reputation as the UK’s leading business-facing university and distinguish ourselves internationally with the quality of our research, our outstanding teaching, and in the quality of the students’ university experience.”

Mr. Richard Beazley Chairman of the University of Hertfordshire Board of Governors said: “The University of Hertfordshire’s modern, award-winning campus is an exciting and secure environment in which our students can live and learn. Outstanding research in emerging fields adds to the sense of enquiry we encourage in our students. The success our graduates regularly achieve in many, diverse fields around the world reflects the University of Hertfordshire’s quality.”

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For more information, please contact Louise Akers, University of Hertfordshire Press Office on 01707 281269, Email: l.akers3@herts.ac.uk

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About the University of Hertfordshire:

The University is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector.  It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. 

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

With a student community of 25,300 including 2,800 overseas students from 100 different countries , the University has a global network of over 195,000 alumni. It is also one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2014.

For more information, please visit  www.herts.ac.uk

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• The University of Hertfordshire is the UK’s leading business-facing University and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. • The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,425 staff and a turnover of more than £234 million. With a student community of over 25,100 including more than 2,900 international students from over 120 different countries, the University has a global network of over 175,000 alumni. For more information, please visit www.herts.ac.uk • The University of Hertfordshire was awarded the Times Higher Education ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010’.

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