Umeå University is facing the future with knowledge across borders and boundaries. So begins the vision document ”Umeå University 2020 – Vision and objectives”. The vision brings together the university’s overall objectives – the objectives that help to strengthen Umeå University’s position.
"Umeå University has a strong international position as one of Sweden´s leading universities. We have developed interaction between research, education, collaboration and innovation that challenges boundaries and plays a crucial role in the region's development."
This vision document is the basis for the planning of operations at all levels of Umeå University. The point of departure for the document is that by 2020 Umeå University will assume a prominent international position as one of Sweden’s leading universities. The university will also have developed interaction between research, education, collaboration and innovation that challenges boundaries and plays a crucial role in the region’s development.
Three overall objectives are presented in the vision: a long-term approach facilitates risk-taking, creative environments stimulate dynamic meetings and collaboration creates development and improves quality. Additional objectives are presented in the sections Education for boundless knowledge, Research that breaks down boundaries and The excellent and efficient university.
The university board approved the vision document on 8 June 2012, and it applies from 1 July 2012 until further notice.