Our Purpose. Our Future.
Over the next 10 years, we can reshape Idaho’s higher education landscape and strengthen our university.
We believe that research universities prepare their students not just with today’s knowledge, but with the ability to discover new knowledge, to solve novel problems, to lead — and thereby, to construct the future.
The University of Idaho is Idaho’s major public research university, serving a land-grant mission in support of Idaho’s economy and society by educating students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels to meet the needs of Idaho and our region; by conducting basic and applied research, scholarship and creative activity of impact and purpose; and by engaging statewide to improve the lives of Idahoans. Education at UI is not simply the transmission of knowledge, but the preparation to become a problem solver and lifelong learner.
UI will serve any qualified student, with a focus on enabling all qualified Idaho students access to education at a research university. Our resident students will be a cross-section of Idaho in ethnic, socioeconomic and demographic terms.
The university will be a purpose-driven organization — a vibrant intellectual community that attracts, retains and develops great faculty and staff. We can achieve this by generating additional resources and by using our resources effectively, improving our physical and professional environment.