For over 150 years, the University of Exeter has helped shape the future of our nation by extending the boundaries of knowledge. Our vision today is to be a leading international university, recognised for the quality of our global research and the distinctive student experience we offer.
The new decade finds the University in a stronger and more secure position than ever before. Our improvement in national league tables and the latest Research Assessment Exercise has reinforced our position as one of the top universities in the UK. Our ambition is to be recognised as one of the top universities in the World.
To help achieve this, we are currently investing over £400 million in new facilities across our three campuses. These investments will provide world-class teaching and research environments, thus serving as a statement about our international ambition. But internationalisation ultimately requires investment in people, and our new strategy - International Exeter - will create imaginative and attractive opportunities for students and staff to experience the benefits of internationalisation.
If international is to permeate everything we do, we need a structure to facilitate it. For the first time the University has a Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation - Professor Neil Armstrong. A new Director of International Exeter, Dr Shaun Curtis, has been appointed to deliver the Strategy itself. With colleagues in the International Office they will engage with staff across our new College structure, rolling out a series of exciting initiatives in the years ahead.
Please download the latest International Exeter Annual Report 2011 - 2012 to see how we are progressing on this journey.
Professor Sir Steve Smith AcSS
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive