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MISSION STATEMENT University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park
Approved by the Board of Regents, October 27, 2000
Approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission November 30, 2000
The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university, the flagship
campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in
Maryland. It is one of only 61 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In
keeping with the legislative mandates of 1988 and 1999, the University of Maryland is
committed to achieving excellence as the State's primary center of research and graduate
education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and
promise. While the University has already attained national distinction, it intends to rank
among the very best public research universities in the United States. To realize its aspirations
and fulfill its mandates, the University advances knowledge, provides outstanding and innovative
instruction, and nourishes a climate of intellectual growth in a broad range of academic
disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. It also creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of
the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation and beyond.
As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research,
educational and technological strengths with other institutions and their constituencies in the
USM and throughout the State. The University's academic programs and expanding computer


Source: Anisimov, Mikhail - Institute for Physical Science and Technology & Department of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park


Collections: Physics; Materials Science