Academic Vision

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In 2008, the University of Maryland developed a comprehensive and bold 10-year strategic plan, “Transforming Maryland: Higher Expectations.” In the years since, we have experienced a remarkable rise in accomplishment and reputation. By any measure, our University is now one of the nation’s front-rank public research universities. New opportunities now promise even greater attainments, and we will continue on our path to be considered “equal to the best” among all universities in the world.

Inspire Maryland Pride

All of us at the University of Maryland can be proud of our outstanding accomplishments. We are rightfully known for our education, research, innovation, and public service across the spectrum of academic, professional, and artistic disciplines, as well as for our student life and intercollegiate athletic programs.

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State of the Campus

On Tuesday, I outlined a path forward for our University in the annual State of the Campus address to the University Senate.

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Ask alums what they like least about the University of Maryland and they’ll likely say Route 1. The road cuts through campus and is known for its dive bars and low-rent businesses just north and south of the school.

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