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Mission and vision

At DMU we pride ourselves on providing a quality learning environment for our students and the distinctive partnerships we foster with other organisations. 


Mission statement 

We are a university of quality and distinctiveness, distinguished by our life-changing research, dynamic international partnerships, vibrant links with business and our commitment to excellence in learning, teaching and the student experience. We celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our staff, students and all our partnerships.



Vision statements 

We will:

  • develop an exciting and supportive learning environment that transforms our students and inspires them to make a real difference in society
  • be a university that places research excellence and innovation at the heart of our mission
  • focus on employability and understand the needs of business and the professions so that DMU courses are relevant and give our graduates a head start
  • be a recognised leader in creative education and research, built on our reputation in the creative industries and driven by innovative projects across all faculties
  • be a truly international university, building influential global relationships to enrich our research, teaching and cultural collaborations
  • make a significant contribution to global efforts to achieve environmental sustainability.
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Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.