A Premier Research and Graduate University

We will achieve levels of excellence, intensity, and breadth of research and of graduate and post-doctoral education never before seen at the University of Delaware.

As a premier research and graduate university, the University of Delaware has the opportunity, and obligation, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and to marshal that knowledge for the benefit of humanity. We must develop intellectual leaders and provide the intellectual leadership required to address the challenges of today and tomorrow. We will capitalize on our multidisciplinary strengths to establish well-resourced multidisciplinary research centers and degree programs, as well as knowledge-based partnerships.

The most important aspect of this initiative is the commitment to achieve levels of excellence, intensity, and breadth of research and of graduate and post-doctoral education never before seen at the University of Delaware. Our challenge is to create new signature academic assets that bring together the resources—intellectual, physical, financial, and human—that are fundamental to discovery and innovation.

  • Develop Faculty Leadership in Key Intellectual Areas
  • Lead High-Profile Research Initiatives
  • Build an Excellent Research Infrastructure
  • Increase the Profile and Growth of Graduate Studies
  • Provide Full Support for Graduate Students