Presentation new university strategy ‘Weaving Minds and Characters: strategy towards 2027’
During the (digital) New Year's meeting the new Strategic Plan 'Weaving Minds and Characters: strategy towards 2027' was presented. Rector Magnificus Wim van de Donk, Vice Rector Magnificus Jantine Schuit and the deans explained the vision document, which has been worked on intensively over the past year. Vice President Paulina Snijders was not present due to quarantine obligations.
The Strategic Plan is a prelude to 2027, the year the university celebrates its 100th anniversary. Since 1927, the university has grown into a flourishing, strong, medium-sized university. Tilburg University wants to grow in significance. The rapidly increasing influence of digitization and digital technology is affecting the society we want to understand. This offers new opportunities and challenges that go to the heart of our university mission.
The strategy has been drawn up around 4 values. These values guide our behavior and choices: We are Curious, Caring, Connected and Courageous. Character development and identity are traditionally linked to Tilburg University. Everyone should be able to develop in freedom and mutual solidarity. Tilburg University wants to be an attractive employer, a knowledge community that cares for its employees and students, where you are welcome to learn and share knowledge throughout your life. A university that is itself a vital, inclusive and sustainable society.
The strategy has been developed in close cooperation with many people within our academic community and beyond: with the faculties, in so-called 10x10 sessions with students, staff and alumni, at thematic discussion tables and in conversation with external stakeholders.