The University Strategy 2021-2025 defines the vision of KTU to become an internationally competitive, interdisciplinary technological university that creates and transfers knowledge and innovation. The University’s vision for the future is also highlighted in the three main areas of the University’s activities which are reflected in three value chains: the value chain in studies, the value chain in research and innovation and the value chain in organisational development.
The mission of the University is shaped by proper assessment of all activities of the University, the expectations of the University community and society as well as taking into account the needs of the various stakeholders. To students and customers, the University’s mission is to create and transfer interdisciplinary knowledge and innovative technologies that create value. To society, KTU commits to be a driven University and to create a sustainable society, and to each other, the University community has pledged to collaborate and work together to achieve ambitious goals, while continuously developing with external scientific and business leaders.
The implementation of the vision and mission of the University, as well as the strategic objectives and activities, is based on the values of KTU community: responsibility to society which includes the responsibility to the University community, in terms of transparency of the University’s activities, academic integrity and social responsibility to people and the environment; cooperation which is important to everyone both within and outside the organisation; and continuous development to ensure that motivated students are studying and inspiring professional employees are working at the University.
The quality of the organisation’s activities is inseparable from the successful identification of strategic priorities, the setting of appropriate objectives and the implementation of relevant activities. Long-term objectives must be supported by clear priority activities in both the long and short term. Achieving the objectives is also closely linked to the need to identify what the specific objectives mean for the organisational community. KTU Strategy 2021-2025 identifies long-term strategic objectives:
- Development of international relations;
- Improvement of the quality of studies;
- Research and innovation breakthrough;
- Maintaining organisational sustainability.
The implementation of strategic priority objectives will help to ensure:
- Consistent enhancement of the quality of value created for students and employees, and the development of research-based studies;
- Effective solutions for research and innovation and sustainable solutions for national welfare;
- Sustainable systemic management of the organisation and community building.
To ensure a successful implementation of KTU Strategy in the long term and taking into account the expert recommendations received in the previous external evaluation, KTU Strategy is based on the supporting strategies for individual areas of activities – long-term strategic guidelines. The development guidelines have been developed for the following main areas of activities: studies, research and innovation, human resource management, development of international relations, marketing and communication management, IT infrastructure management and sustainable development.