Longterm View of Higher Education Institution Strategic Plan

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HIGHER EDUCATION STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT- A LONG TERM VIEW
CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN.
HIGHER EDUCATION STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT- A LONG TERM VIEW
CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN.

TOPIC OVERVIEW
Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) report, Education at a Glance (2012), says 30% on average of adults in OECD countries have tertiary level education. According to the report, attainment of higher education has increased tremendously over the past 30 years.
Universities and higher institutions are driven to engage in a strategic planning process by so many forces. Some of these forces includes, increasing demand for
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In the past few years, the United Kingdom has witnessed considerable change in its higher education system. Some of these changes

QUESTION 1

HISTORY OF UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
University of Aberdeen is a public research focused University located in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1945. The university was formed as a result of a merger between two great colleges, King’s College and Marischal College in 1860. There were rival colleges that came together to form a stronger alliance as a result of the strong competition between them. It is Scotland 3rd oldest and U.K 5th oldest University.
MOTTO: Initium apietiae Timor Domini which means “The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord”.

Academic Structure
The university is divided into three colleges; College of life sciences and Medicines, College of Arts and Social sciences, and College of Physical sciences.

The Early strategic plan History from 2004-2009 of University of Aberdeen.
Gerry, Richard and Scholes (2011) defines strategy as the long term direction of an organization. Thus, the long-term strategy of University of Aberdeen (AU) is to be the leading universities of the world as seen in their ambition statement.
AU quest for leadership position in the educational sector has prompted the various strategy they have put in place in order to maintain this stance for over 20 yrars. Some of those
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