The Far-Reaching Vision We Deserve

Little plans have never been the Illinois way.

The University of Illinois System serves Illinois best when we support growth in all its dimensions, from the personal to the societal. Doing so requires us to be active and visible on a global scale—recruiting the best minds anywhere and inspiring them to take on the complex challenges confronting our state and the world. This strategic framework will be our roadmap.

We now embark on shaping a new future together. It will be a demanding, exhilarating journey. As The Public’s University, we must affirm and earn the public’s trust every day. We must take smart risks, learn from setbacks, and be more accountable and agile than ever before. The rewards for this level of dedication will be great. We will amplify our excellence in education, research, service, civic engagement, and economic development. And we will secure our role as a force for transformation and revitalization, throughout our state and around the world.

We invite you to join us.

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