Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures

KU possesses strengths in research that spans pharmaceutical science and neurological studies, age-related health needs, speech and language, cancer therapies, and more. KU is well positioned to build upon these strengths and to increase the visibility and influence of the university while at the same time making a real difference in the lives of Kansans and people everywhere.


  • Develop functional interdisciplinary teams focused on health and well-being composed of current and new faculty, particularly new faculty affiliated with interdisciplinary centers and units.
  • Focus on supporting economic and entrepreneurial endeavors and broadening sources of multidisciplinary research funding.
  • Develop infrastructure to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, including new tools for communication across traditional academic boundaries.

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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