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Strategic Plan and supporting statements


The University of Sunderland is proud of its tangible impact, which is the result of passionate, research-active academics, world leading research and close partnerships with businesses - from multi-nationals to SMEs.

The Strategic Plan 2016 - 2021 sets out a clear statement of intent that builds on the University of Sunderland's strengths - and is ambitious and relevant for a 21st Century global University.

Students are placed at the heart of everything the University does and its widening participation record is testimony to its long-running work to raise aspirations and promote social inclusion within the North East region. Student fees make up 86% of the University’s total income and cover the cost of student tuition and the University’s operating costs.