University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the
oldest institutions of higher education in the United
As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources
of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual,
economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige
of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout
The University's mission is to:
Provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences
and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit
to the citizens of Pennsylvania.
Offer superior graduate programs in
the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to
the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader
needs of the nation and the world.
Engage in research,
artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension
of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor.
industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology,
and health care.
Offer continuing education programs adapted to the
personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs
of adult Pennsylvanians.
Make available to local communities and public
agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are
consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute
to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the
nation, and the world.
The trustees, faculty, staff, students, and
administration of the University are dedicated to accomplishing this
to which they pledge their individual and collective efforts, determined
that the University shall continue to be counted among the
prominent institutions of higher education throughout the world.