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RUSH University Strategic Plan

Guided by our mission and vision, RUSH University has developed a five-year strategic plan that will allow us to adapt to an ever-evolving health care landscape and prepare learners to become tomorrow’s health care leaders.

The university’s strategic plan is reinforced with three interrelated foundational pillars, each supporting the ultimate goal of improved health for everyone who comes in contact with RUSH University.

  • Learn. Transform health sciences education to improve care and outcomes.
  • Discover. Advance science and knowledge to improve health.
  • Thrive. Nurture a sustainable, dynamic, diverse and inclusive university and community.

The first pillar, Learn, lifts each college at RUSH University with supportive collaboration and comprehensive strategic planning to meet the students’ evolving expectations and needs. We are investing in innovative and timely targeted programs, experimental learning opportunities, and non-degree accredited programs to elevate learning opportunities, access and discoveries.

The second pillar, Discover, is dedicated to transforming research, discovery, and innovation at RUSH University. We will expand programs and bolster interdisciplinary research by investing in infrastructure and core research services, training and career development to further enable scientific advancement.

The third pillar, Thrive, advances diversity, equity and inclusion across all colleges, supporting wellness and resiliency across the university and community. We will utilize university spaces for multicultural activities, innovation and social interactions, and pursue robust philanthropic opportunities for faculty, facilities, and scholarship.