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UAB - Graduate School - About
 

Mission Statement

Inspiring minds today to transform tomorrow

Vision

Improving lives globally through the accomplishments of our scholars

 

Core Values

We value an academically excellent learning environment.

Therefore we will:

  • Strive for excellence in graduate programs and postdoctoral training by continually upgrading program offerings to compete with other leading graduate schools.
  • Recruit students and postdoctoral fellows in a competitive manner by providing high quality and rigorous research and training programs.

We value and celebrate diversity in cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

Therefore we will:

  • Recruit graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other research scholars both nationally and internationally.
  • Promote the importance of diversity in research and pedagogical philosophy in order to provide well-rounded educational and professional opportunities for our students and postdoctoral fellows.

We value a student-centered learning environment.

Therefore we will:

  • Prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate successfully in both academic and other professional arenas.
  • Develop and sustain interdisciplinary graduate and postdoctoral training programs that will promote creative thinking across disciplines.
  • Advocate for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows while serving as a liaison between trainees and the University administration.

We value University growth.

Therefore we will:

  • Create and enforce policies that promote progress for both trainees and the University.
  • Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of innovative graduate and postdoctoral training programs.