About us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally.

Our values

Ambition, Impact, Respect, Community

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.

Our mission

We are creating leaders in technology and management, unlocking the potential of people and organisations by partnering with business and governments to deliver transformational research, postgraduate education and professional development.

Creating leaders in technology 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

Our corporate plan is designed to raise the ambition and enhance the distinctiveness of our University through our people (staff, students and alumni), the industry partners we work with and our unrivalled facilities. To strengthen our distinctive position in higher education and to grow our University, we have raised our ambition through our 415i goals:

4 – 400 fully research-active staff

1 – Deliver a UK top 10 learning experience

5 – Achieve a 5% operating surplus

i – Impact, influence, international