Ambition 2027 – creating impact together

Our corporate plan defines our ambitions for the next five years.

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Our vision

To be valued globally for tackling the real-world issues of today to deliver a sustainable future.

Our mission

We work in partnership with business, academia, governments and other organisations to develop and deliver applied research and innovative education in science, technology, engineering, and management.

Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our education portfolio is renowned for its relevance to business and industry. We are the largest UK provider of master's-level graduates in engineering and offer a flagship MBA, extensive world-class customised executive education and professional development programmes. Our work informs government policy and leads the way in producing cutting edge new technologies and products in partnership with industry.

The research and consultancy we carry out for industry, government and business provides our students with a real-world learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and then transfer their knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the 'Cranfield way' but it has never been more important than in today's world.


Our corporate plan

Guided by our vision, mission, values, UN Sustainable Development Goals and sector-facing themes, our corporate plan defines our ambitions for the next five years.



Our values


Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do.

Each of our four values are supported by a high-level statement and framework to guide the way we behave and shape our decisions.