The University of Kentucky College of Engineering will be internationally recognized for educating students to meet the global engineering challenges of the 21st century, for conducting pioneering research for the advancement of our society and for serving the needs of the citizens of Kentucky and the nation. We will be ranked as one of the top 50 colleges of engineering in the United States by 2020.Â
Faculty research results in the creation of new knowledge that advances our society, and funding such research is imperative if we are to become top 50. Further, behind every great researcher stands a team of exceptional graduate students that runs experiments, analyzes data and contributes to academic publications. Therefore we must offer graduate fellowships and stimulating research opportunities that bring future stars to the UK campus.
Our student population should reflect the diversity of the Commonwealth. Further, a diverse student body allows for a richer and broader educational experience. By increasing our international enrollment, as well as the number of students from underrepresented populations, we will widen the scope of vocational and financial opportunity throughout the world and right here in Kentucky. Of all of the objectives, this one says the most about who we want to become.