Shaping2030 is the University of Twente's mission, vision and strategy for 2020-2030
The process of realising the Shaping 2030 strategy document started in January 2019 with a series of inspirational sessions and round table discussions attended by nearly 650 UT staff members and students. Al the input finally came together in one document. Of course, it's up to all of us to bring the strategy into practice. Below you can find more information and relevant documentation.
At the University of Twente, we have a clear mission:
The UT believes in a focused ambition that involves setting clear priorities in education, research and innovation at the touchpoints between these challenges and our identity. Given the UT’s mission to be a university of technology that puts people first, we direct special attention to three societal themes and the challenges they pose; these can all be framed in a single question:
We are ambitious and realistic. We cannot do everything at once, nor on our own. We will keep relying on our strengths, cherishing individual excellence, and encouraging healthy competition. To realise our vision in the coming decade, we present a strategic, step-by-step roadmap for change in 2030, based on three strategic goals:
- Shaping individuals - fostering ownership and talent
- Shaping connections - proximity: outside in & inside out
- Shaping society - a quest full of challenges
These three goals are outlined in the full document of Shaping 2030, along with examples of goals (What) and actions we will take to reach them (How). This is only a kick-off, of course - we invite all of you, as individuals, groups, labs, and partners, to join the conversation and work with us on translating the vision into your specific reality.
The UT is all about people: people first, as we call it. Everything we do focuses on people, in line with our university's High Tech Human Touch philosophy. In the past period, we shared a story every week. Scientists, support staff, and students; in the series they shared what inspires them so that their daily work could be a source of inspiration for others. Read all our stories via utwente.nl/our-story.
Shaping Expert Groups
Six Shaping Expert Groups were formed to connect initiatives and support staff in reaching our Shaping 2030 goals. At the beginning of 2023, these groups presented their final advice. Below you will find, in brief, more information about every SEG and relevant links for further details and their final documents.
Shaping Team Development Team
In the period 2019 and 2022 the Shaping Team worked in different departments to help implement Shaping2030. Team development and embedding UT's core values; Open Entrepreneurial and Inclusive were always the common elements. From this experience, the Shaping team evolved into a team focused on team development in order to further embed the core of Shaping2030 in our university. This in collaboration and in connection with HR. Please contact one of our team members for any questions or support.
Here you will find an overview of all relevant documents for Shaping 2030.
- 3 Feb, 2023Shaping Expert Groups final reports