Ours is a narrative of resilience that extends out from the heartland toward the future, inspired by a commitment to our state, nation, and global community.

With a spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration, Iowa faculty, staff, and students pursue excellence guided by our institutional strengths and complexity. From the humanities to STEM fields and from the performing arts to professional schools and the medical complex, our collective will to excel, to create, and to heal motivates our work. Together, we unlock human potential and prepare citizens for the future. Our strategic plan establishes priorities for realizing our aspirations.

Strategic priorities

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Research and discovery

Perform research that makes an impact and confronts the grand challenges of the 21st century. 

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Student success

Provide a transformative educational experience that educates all Iowa students to be engaged citizens.

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Engage with the state of Iowa and the world to broaden education, improve health, and enhance economic development.

Planning for the future

Learn more about our strategic vision and the development of the 2022-2027 strategic plan, which is currently underway.