Our vision is of Newcastle as a civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence. At Newcastle University, we have always been focused both on academic excellence and the impact of our academic work. Today, these long-held ideals are more relevant than ever and define our vision for the University – the kind of university we wish to be. This vision is supported by a strategic plan, articulated in Vision 2021- A World-Class Civic University, which sets out the objectives we aim to achieve by 2021 and outlines the core principles and values that guide how we will work together as a University towards these goals. Read about the University's mission statement and what it means to be a civic university.