Strategic Plan

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The College of Engineering at the University of Iowa is driven by talented faculty, staff, and students who are producing knowledge to address grand challenges around advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our graduates are ethical, globally‐aware citizens whose work while at the University of Iowa and throughout their careers make the world safer and our use of resources more efficient. As a center of innovation and discovery, the people who make up the College of Engineering are undoubtedly improving quality of life for our Iowa community as well as for people across the United States and around the world.  

Mission

  To build an inclusive, diverse and responsible community recognized for: 

providing an accessible, modern education in engineering and science for future, interdisciplinary leaders;

 advancing knowledge through fundamental and applied research; and

facilitating life‐long learning and economic development.

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Student Success

Our goal is to provide a transformative educational experience that prepares our graduates to become an engineer and something more.
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Research

Our goals are to 1) lead the nation in select areas of research and economic development that are transformative and have global impact and 2) achieve sustainable growth in diverse graduate student enrollment.
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Engagement

Our goals are to enhance the visibility of the College, increase activities related to engaged teaching and scholarship, and catalyze economic development locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.
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Advancement

Our goal is to develop a culture of giving throughout the College to meet the aspirational programmatic needs of faculty, staff and students.