At the beginning of this year the Executive Board (CvB) established its Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2026, entitled Inspiring generations. This states what is needed to maintain and expand our position as a university: how we can work on the development of talent, how we can utilise the scope and breadth of our different disciplines, what we will need to pay special attention to in the 2020s and how we can become more inclusive and agile as an organisation.
The plan starts with the UvA’s core values and main challenges. From these flow six cohesive ambitions:
In the plan these ambitions are further elaborated on and concrete steps are set out on the way to a culture in which these ambitions can be realised. We have six years to do this, which means we don’t need to do everything right away.
As much as possible, since the start of the process in the summer of 2019, The new strategic plan has been created in cooperation with the university’s community. At several moments and in several ways, even since the midterm review of the 2015 – 2020 Strategic Plan, employees and students have joined discussions, provided feedback and contributed to the creation of the plan. Sometimes through targeted invitations, sometimes by giving everyone the opportunity to provide ideas and opinions in a way that best suits them. For example through round-table discussions, various informal sessions, a conference in the Rode Hoed in November 2019 and digital means such as the online platform “Have your say at the UvA”. The plan is for, and by, the entire UvA, which is why it is important that everyone had the opportunity to contribute. The representative advisory body had the final say through their right of consent.
The faculties are currently working on their Faculty strategic plans. Information about these will be provided by the faculties.