Strategy 4-C

Promote active entrepreneurship and vibrant external partnerships

  • Develop a comprehensive plan to engage the KU community in entrepreneurial activities
  • Expand the commercialization of KU technologies and the incubation of KU startups
  • Build high-level partnerships with business and external partners to advance key priorities
  • Create an innovation fair for students
Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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  • 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
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • $275 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times