We will strenghten the university's reputation in research and creative discovery by building upon existing areas of excellence and identifying new strategic opportunities.

To accomplish our goal, we will utilize a data-driven approach to identify and prioritize existing areas of distinction and emerging areas of excellence, and then develop plans to support strategic growth in these areas.

Additionally, we will establish collaborative groups of thought leaders and innovators to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. We will also utilize our campus resources and external connections to foster entrepreneurship, create economic and social impact, and support distinction in research and innovation.

Through this work, we aim to position our university at the forefront of research and creative discovery, which will in turn enhance the success of our talented collection of scholars, researchers, and artists. 

Spotlight Stories

Spotlight Stories

UI researchers contribute to one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2023

UI Researchers uncover impact of wildfires on air quality

College of Public Health to house new climate research center

Measuring Our Progress

The university has set specific targets or high-level indicators to monitor our institutional progress, which we will regularly measure and assess to track our improvements in these areas. We continue to make progress in growing the impact of our research and discovery.

$ 740M

External Funding in FY23

Including $561M to support research, public service, and creative discovery.

5.4 %

Annual Increase in Research Expenditures

Average increase for FY20 - FY22