OUR MISSION

We will continuously improve how we educate and innovate so we can lead the way in developing adaptive problem-solvers capable of tackling our greatest challenges.

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Our Mission, Defined by Our Students

These Wildcats share their perspective on how the University of Arizona delivers on its mission, purpose and values and what that means for them.

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Gatos Por Vida!

Across 46,000 students, more than 1 in 4 undergraduate students self-identify as Hispanic. Here’s what it means to us to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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Bear Down, Mask Up

We were able to bring students together on campus despite the pandemic. Here’s how we’re keeping Wildcats safe and on track academically while leading the nation in our COVID-19 response.

In Their Words

Our mission, purpose and values in action, as described by a few members of our incredible faculty and leadership.

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Top 40 Public University

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Top 20

Public Research Institution

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Best Value
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BEST

Large Employers

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As Arizona's land-grant university, we also lead the world in water resources and climate research.

And for a century, industry partnerships like the one between Cooperative Extension and local farmers have transformed the state's agricultural industry into a major player in meeting the world's demand for food.

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