Mission Statement:

Inspiring minds today to transform tomorrow

Vision Statement:

Improving lives globally through the accomplishments of our scholars 

Core Values:


Core Value 1 - 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.

Core Value 2 - 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.

Core Value 3 - 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.

Core Value 4 - 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.