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Mission and Values

The University of Minnesota Duluth integrates liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepares students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.

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Mission and Values

Our Mission

The University of Minnesota Duluth integrates liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepares students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.

Our Vision

Serving the people of Minnesota and beyond, the University of Minnesota Duluth takes full advantage of its Northeast Minnesota location on the dramatic shores of Lake Superior to offer a quality living and learning experience. An integral part of the University of Minnesota System, UMD takes pride in its collaborative programs and initiatives with other System campuses. We nurture student success in an academic culture of high expectations through a learning-centered environment characterized by innovative comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs, student life initiatives, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research opportunities, creative endeavors, and thriving international exchanges.

Our Core Values

  • Learning. We educate students through an integrative learning-centered environment that fosters a lifelong pursuit of wisdom.

  • Discovery. We discover, create, and share knowledge.

  • Engagement. We actively collaborate with each other and the larger community to identify and achieve common goals.

  • Inclusiveness. We respect and embrace the diversity of individuals, perspectives, and ideas and promote social justice.

  • Sustainability. We balance current environmental, economic, and social needs with those of future generations.

  • Integrity. We adhere to the highest ethical standards and take responsibility for our ideas and actions.

  • Excellence. We achieve excellence through creativity, continuous improvement, and innovation.