Meeting our responsibilities as a flagship university
As Kansas' flagship university, the University of Kansas has special responsibilities. These are reflected in the university's mission: to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.
A comprehensive effort enhances the university's ability to achieve its mission, and ensures the university is ranked among the top tier of public international research universities. Through Bold Aspirations, KU's strategic plan, the university has changed the way it prepares students for success. Research and scholarship is fostered across all disciplines. And KU is sharing the benefits of a flagship university with our state and world.
On this page, you can learn more about the background of Bold Aspirations, as well as initiatives that helped form the foundation for the effort. The plan itself is located at boldaspirations.ku.edu.
To reduce administrative costs and free up resources to invest in teaching and research, KU has also undergone a comprehensive review of our operations, called Changing for Excellence. This helped the university be good stewards of the scarce resources it receives from students and families, taxpayers, and donors. Following the execution of that plan, KU continues to seek out ways to streamline its operations and seek new efficiencies.
All of these efforts help the university better meet its responsibilities to our students and our society.