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Vision 2020 - a Steering Document

The vision points out the most important issues for the future and aims to stimulate development and the formation of new ideas. It will require thorough and purposeful efforts to become reality. We have therefore formulated aims and strategies that set a concrete direction for the work from here on.

Vision 2020 was the result of an extensive process in which almost 1 000 students and staff members participated in a large number of seminars and workshops. The work was characterised by strong engagement and many people were involved in the choices made. The process also included invited guests from other higher education institutions, nationally and internationally, from the city, the region and business and industry.

Update in 2016

The University Board commissioned the Vice-Chancellor to carry out a review of the University of Gothenburg’s policy document Vision 2020, and to recommend revisions deemed necessary, before the end of 2016. The updated version that was approved by the Board on 25 October should be considered a halfway mark.

The review has been carried out based on the question of how far we have come in the work to achieve the goals stated in Vision 2020. It has also been based on the implementation so far of the vision and the University’s action and operational plans, as well as on an assessment of changes both at the University and in the external environment.

The update concerns the sections of the document that specify the strategies to achieve the goals. The biggest change is that outreach/cooperation no longer is discussed in a separate section, but instead has been integrated into the sections on research and education in order to reflect how the University currently approaches this task. The introductory sections of the document – Our Tradition and Our Value Base, We Build Complete Academic Environments and Our Vision Will Set the Direction – remain unchanged.

New vision for the university

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