Driving Discovery and Innovation

KU will enhance scholarship broadly with a special emphasis on areas of present and emerging strength in order to benefit society and address its challenges.


  1. An enhanced identity as an international research university.
  2. Data-focused planning and accountability for discovery and innovation.
  3. Increasingly transdiciplinary, synergistic, and collaborative scholarship.
  4. Innovation, strategic risk-taking, and long-term thinking.
  5. An expansive view of scholarship embracing all forms of research and creative expression.
  6. Wider dissemination of knowledge and visibility.
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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times