Northwestern has unveiled its Strategic Plan Progress Report 2011-2016 highlighting remarkable achievements implemented as a result of the Northwestern Will Strategic Plan that launched in 2011.
The University has increased research and funding opportunities, transformed all three of its campuses with new facilities, strengthened the undergraduate experience, enhanced Northwestern's academic preeminence and established deeper connections with its local, national and global communities, the report says.
Northwestern has made significant investments to ensure faculty will have the means to continue their impactful research at the forefront of science and discovery — with an increasing focus on creative work and interdisciplinary research. These accomplishments since 2011, together with the many other initiatives underway across Northwestern, provide a strong framework to guide the University for the next five years.
Much of that innovative and collaborative work has been supported by the concurrent fundraising effort, We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern.
Together, the strategic plan and the Campaign have propelled the University forward. As the progress report underscores, significant accomplishments have been made in each of the strategic plan’s four key categories, or pillars: Discover, Integrate, Connect and Engage.