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Our Mission

Vanderbilt University is one of just a handful of universities globally that combines excellence in residential undergraduate education, a top-tier research enterprise and an association with a world-class academic medical center. Starting from this position of strength, the university has advanced on a steep upward trajectory in recent years, enabling it to attract the world's best students, scholars and staff. The Academic Strategic Plan charges the university to direct this tremendous community to improve the human condition through excellence in teaching and research. Doing so requires that our financial, administrative and research infrastructure become more robust to offer the best support to Vanderbilt.

We are investing in transformation of this infrastructure now to: