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.

Opportunities

  • 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.

Bold Aspirations

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

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KU-Van Go partnership supports young people in need Van Go, a Lawrence social service agency, and student interns from the University of Kansas use art to teach job and life skills to high-needs youth. Since the program was established in 1997, hundreds of teens in crisis have found success as they create art for the community. In 2013, Van Go and KU received the inaugural Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration Award at the Campus Compact Heartland Conference on Civic Engagement. The award recognizes an outstanding, involved, and sustained campus--community partnership.


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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
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 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