The URV bases its planning on the twin axes of strategic planning and operational planning.
In 1998 the Strategic Plan of the URV was created and has porvided the general reference frame for drawing up the subsequent strategic plans of the university's faculties and departments and the university's strategic sectorial plans.
A strategic plan was created by each of the university's faculties and departments (making a total of thirty plans) and these were presented during October 1999.
The university has also drawn up the following sectorial plans: the Strategic Research Plan (2001), the Strategic Teaching Plan (2003), the Strategic Plan of the Third Mission (2009) and the Strategic Internationalization Plan (2009).
Operational planning has involved drawing up perfoormance contracts with the URV's faculties, schools, research centres and research groups.