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Northwestern Vision

What guides us.

Our Mission, values and priorities.

University Mission

Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

University Values


University Priorities

Our Northwestern Direction is what makes us different.

Northwestern is a comprehensive research university that is deeply interdisciplinary across multiple schools. Our rigorous, yet empathetic, academic environment is impactful, producing top-tier research, new knowledge, creative expression and practical application.

A Northwestern Direction is an innovative, collaborative, multidimensional journey that is rare in higher education.

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