Strategic Plan: Jayhawks Rising
Our Mission: We educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.
Who we are shapes and affects everything we do. As we work to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world, we honor the values that we hold in common and that infuse greater meaning to our mission.
Our values not only drive and inform our activities, they also make KU a better place to learn, work and discover. They are hallmarks of a research institution of distinction, now and in the years to come.
Strategic Doing: Jayhawks Rising in action
Our Institutional Priorities
Our students are central to everything we do at the University of Kansas. They come to learn, to develop and to participate in the classroom, on campus and across research projects. Their success is tightly interwoven with KU’s priorities to build healthy and vibrant communities and to pursue research that makes the world a better place. We aim to provide an environment where all students can reach their potential so that they are prepared to lead productive and fulfilled lives.Student Success
Healthy & Vibrant Communities
At the University of Kansas, we strive to build and support a community that fosters the well-being of all Jayhawks – students, staff, faculty, affiliates, and guests. KU actively aligns resources and expertise with larger community partners to create healthy and vibrant communities that improve the quality of life of those on campus, within the state, and around the world.Healthy & Vibrant Communities
Research & Discovery
As the flagship university in the State of Kansas, KU is committed to conducting broad and impactful research that addresses the key challenges faced by the state, nation and world. Such an ambition requires a research enterprise that can attract exceptional researchers, build collaborations across the university and beyond, and respond to the questions of our time - all of which is made possible by building robust support structures and attracting funding from a wide range of sources including from government, private enterprise and foundations. By tracking key metrics in these areas, KU research will continually grow and contribute discoveries that make the world a better place.Research & Discovery