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This involves:

  • Establishing the key themes and areas of emphasis in policy and ensuring the Strategic Plan is aligned appropriately. This involves an analysis of
    • Higher education policy at national and European levels
    • National and regional development policy
    • Teaching, learning and research policy at national and European levels
    • Access, equality and related policies

Relevant policies to the organisation are listed here.

An archive of contributions to policy development is available .

  • Identifying Key Performance Metrics (KPIs), developing and clarifying the source data for those KPIs, reporting on performance against those KPIs.
    • Establishing institutional KPIs
    • Developing and refining data sets in support of these KPIs
    • Reporting on progress
  • Producing the Strategic Plan in an accessible, understandable format and disseminating to the public
  • Consultation
  • Review and reporting
  • Conclusion of the plan

The most recent WIT Strategic Plan is available here.

The Strategic Plan sets out a path to realise the WIT vision, which is:

We are an education-focussed collaborative, inclusive, ethical and innovative community.

Our goal is to be in the top one hundred young universities in the world by 2030, demonstrating quality and excellence in all our activities.

Our focus will be on forming responsible global citizens, creating new knowledge and actively leading social and economic change.

Actions over the course of the Plan are designed to transform the organisation to ensure that by 2021 the Institute will be known

  1. For our provision of high quality educational experiences to students that are student centred and responsive to learner needs 
  2. As an accessible new university that offers a wide range of learning opportunities, access and progression routes and flexible modes of engagement with learning that reflect learner needs and societal change
  3. As a research-led organisation with a demonstrably impactful, innovative, and dynamic research community
  4. For being deeply embedded in regional discourse, policy-making, economic, social and cultural activity and as a driver of regional change
  5. For our international profile that finds expression in the approach of our students and staff and in our extensive partnerships
  6. As an effectively governed and managed organisation that is strategically focussed and demonstrates quality in all its activities 
  7. As a financially stable and sustainable organisation well-equipped to meet future needs.

A review of the 2018-2021 plan is currently underway. The Terms of Reference for the review group are available here.

Previous WIT Strategic Plans are available here.

The Irish government has established a set of priorities for higher education arising from the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 published in 2011 and a number of other key national strategies that relate, amongst other things, to national and regional economic policy, the national skills strategy, and a number of significant higher education strategies. These priorities find expression in the National Higher Education System Performance Framework, available here.

WIT is required to align its institutional strategy to the System Performance Framework and, within the framework, to identify its own particular priorities and actions that will contribute to the execution of the national plan. This process of alignment involves WIT agreeing periodic performance “compacts” that commit the institution to the achievement of certain goals. This performance compact is reviewed annually.

The WIT performance compact to 2021 is here.

The Institute is profiles by the HEA here where also area available copies of previous Compacts and self and HEA evaluations of institutional performance.