Edinburgh Napier University values

Edinburgh Napier University values

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Edinburgh Napier is an innovative university inspired and deeply connected to the world around it. We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that nurture talent, create knowledge and shape communities around the world.

We have a reputation for the diversity of our student community, employability of our graduates, our international reach, and our engagement with business through research and enterprise.


Our values are at the heart of Strategy 2020: Building Success. We are

  • Professional
  • Ambitious
  • Innovative
  • Inclusive

We want to be recognised as a University that acts with respect and integrity and creates an environment where everyone involved feels proud, confident, challenged and supported. Our values are reflected in all aspects of our work and our relationships with partners and stakeholders.


Our purpose is to deliver high quality education and research to add value to the social, cultural and economic capital of the communities we serve. We work at the leading edge of our academic disciplines in research, pedagogy and professional practice, developing highly valued graduates and delivering research outcomes that together transform communities.

Strategy 2020

There are four ambitious goals for Strategy 2020: Building Success

1. To grow our academic reputation
2. To deliver an excellent personalised student experience
3. To foster innovation, enterprise and citizenship
4. To internationalise our work

Edinburgh Napier University values

Our vision is to be an enterprising and innovative community renowned internationally, with an unrivalled student learning experience. Strategy 2020: Building Success demonstrates the excitement we have in our potential and the ambitions we have for ourselves and our students.

Growing our academic reputation

Growing our academic reputation is at the heart of Strategy 2020. To achieve this, we have set a range of goals and key performance indicators around our teaching, our reputation and our student numbers.