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Vision Statement: University of Maryland, College Park

During the next decade, the University of Maryland will enhance its standing as a world-class, preeminent institution of higher education.

•The University will achieve this goal through an unwavering commitment to excellence in all that it undertakes.

•The University will attract a diverse student body that possesses the ability and passion for learning. Innovative and relevant programs, whether within or built upon traditional disciplines in the arts and sciences, will prepare students to be engaged and self-realized citizens and leaders in a complex, democratic society.

•The University will foster research, scholarship, and arts programs noted for their quality, creativity, and impact, and provide affordable access.

•As befits its proximity to the nation's capital, the University will expand its international influence and address great and challenging problems of our time. Taking maximum advantage of its special location, the University will be a world center for creation and refinement of knowledge; advancement in science and technology, humanities, and social sciences; global leadership; and innovative production in the creative and performing arts.