As an academic, research and health enterprise, discovery is at the core of the University of Kentucky’s mission — which is why research and scholarship serve as one of the five strategic objectives outlined in the 2015-2020 UK Strategic Plan.
As one of only eight public institutions in the U.S. with colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine and Pharmacy on a single campus, UK is especially poised for groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.
"Our research and scholarly endeavors offer the brightest hope for transformation and change for our Commonwealth and the broader world we serve," said UK President Eli Capilouto. "Our sense of connection to those we serve and our steadfast commitment to changing lives is an integral part of what makes our campus community special."
UK is already home to many nationally recognized programs in aging, cancer, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease, as well as emerging areas in renewable fuels and plant-based alternatives for industrial manufacturing. The Strategic Plan aims to enhance and expand UK's research enterprise by the following measures:Invest in UK’s existing strengths and areas of growth that benefit and enrich the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth... FULL STORY