The university is committed to benchmarking progress toward its strategic goals, which are organized around five pillars of excellence to measure progress.

Pillars of Excellence

I. Transformational Education

Experiential and trans-disciplinary learning prepare UMass Lowell students for fulfillment and making a difference in the world.

II. Global Engagement & Inclusive Community

Dynamic, global collaborations around the world support student and faculty exchanges, research and other entrepreneurial enterprises. These initiatives will contribute to the development of an inclusive campus culture.

III. Innovative Research & Entrepreneurship

UMass Lowell fosters innovative and creative research and scholarship that seeks sustainable solutions to the major challenges in today’s world.

IV. Leverage Our Legacy and Our Place

UMass Lowell is a public enterprise committed to building on our legacy by creating partnerships, locally, regional, nationally and internationally that enrich and sustain the human experience.

V. Entrepreneurial Stewardship in Higher Education

An entrepreneurial approach to stewardship of human, physical and financial resources will be the hallmark of UMass Lowell’s approach to building a healthy and sustainable future.