Daring to be different - Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Our approach

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is a diverse and flexible tertiary partnership serving our communities and connected to their needs.

We are a regionally focused partnership of independent colleges and research institutions covering the largest geographical area of any campus-based university or college in the UK. We have one of the largest student bodies in Scotland, with nearly 31,000 students studying with us each year, and we contribute £560 million annually to the region, indirectly supporting 6,200 jobs. As a multiplier effect, UHI puts back £4 for every £1 spent into the economies of the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.


Our framework

Our strategic and planning framework identifies areas of improvements around a common set of shared values. The framework takes account of the current state and compares it to a desired state. It implies that the UHI partnership will be going through an organisational change aligned with an agreed overarching strategy and vision. It captures our intent to see students grow and succeed whatever the stage of their learner journey.

A visual representation of the Strategic Plan - the Framework. The information set out here is also found in the full plan.