University of Missouri

Research & Creative Works

Historically, research has been one of MU’s strengths. However, there is room for improvement in research measurement in comparison to peer institutions. MU aims to recruit talented graduate students and faculty and support them in pursuit of their research projects.

Our culture will embrace support of our students, our faculty and our staff to contribute to our impactful scholarship and give them the opportunity to pursue creative and innovative projects. All will see MU as a place where they can be mentored and build their own foundations for success.

The goals outlined here will only be accomplished though the hard work of our faculty, staff and students. Their willingness to take risks, be nimble and support creativity is why MU remains a destination for talented colleagues from many fields of study.

  1. Create a culture of excellence related to scholarship through incentive, recognition and advancement programs for faculty, staff and students.
  2. Develop support systems at the university through development, communications and engagement that respond to the needs of our faculty, staff and students who are involved in scholarship.
  3. Double federal and industry research funding by 2023.
  4. Identify and capitalize on areas where collaboration can drive excellence.