Powered by experience. Designed for impact.
A unique model for higher education.
Where learning is not an abstract pursuit, but directly related to the world.
And discovery is not an end, but a means for solving widespread societal problems.
What sets us apart
It’s at the heart of everything we do. For students, it’s about learning that’s personalized and context-driven—empowering them to understand and solve consequential problems. For faculty, experience motivates their teaching and research, informing the real-world challenges they examine and the solutions they surface.
Because today’s challenges are widespread and interconnected, our students, faculty, and partners organize in teams that bridge disciplines, organizations, and sectors. These flexible teams we call Impact Engines approach problems holistically, creating opportunities for personalized learning paths and translating ideas into actionable solutions.
As a global university committed to solving problems of consequence to all, we push for continuous dialogue among people from diverse cultures, ideologies, and intellectual traditions—as both a moral imperative and to inform knowledge creation and the pursuit of solutions.
A global mindset
Our legacy and leadership in experiential learning and our growing global university system immerses us in the world more deeply than at other universities. Through this immersion, our students, faculty, and partners derive new insights and ideas that lead to richer learning, greater cross-cultural appreciation, and actionable solutions.
Partnership with industry, government, and community organizations fuel our unique model for lifelong learning and research. These mutually beneficial relationships allow us to collaboratively surface ways to meet our partners’ talent and innovation needs and expand the breadth and depth of experiential and research opportunities for our students and faculty.