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Mission Statement: 1989 Page 1 THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
 

Summary: Mission Statement: 1989 Page 1
THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
MISSION STATEMENT
PREAMBLE
The University of Maryland at College Park, founded in 1856, is the flagship campus and
the original land grant institution of the University of Maryland System. As such, it has the unique
responsibility within the System for offering a comprehensive array of degree programs at the
bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, drawing a diverse student body from all regions of the
state, from across the nation, and from around the world; it serves the entire State as the primary
center for graduate education and research; and it offers, throughout Maryland, the most extensive
set of service programs. Operating with a state mandate for excellence and building on its present
high quality, the University of Maryland at College Park aspires to become one of the nation's
preeminent public research universities within the next decade.
Functional Emphasis
By State law the University is to "... serve as the State's flagship campus with programs
and faculty nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in research and the
advancement of knowledge," and "... admit as freshmen highly qualified students who have
academic profiles that suggest exceptional ability; and provide access to the upper division
undergraduate level for students who have excelled in completing lower division studies."
Instruction. The University's instructional role is to provide a comprehensive array of

  

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