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Mission Statement

The University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development.

The University of Kentucky:

  • Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research.
  • Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity.
  • Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.

The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.