As we shape our future, quality will be the pole star that guides us. We will seek quality in our teaching and research and in the services that support our academic enterprise. Our programs will be those that meet our own high standards, that augment each other, and that are worthy of the respect of our students and of scholars, educators, and the larger community.
Higher Education in a Global Context
The future of higher education requires a new commitment to educate students for global leadership. Successful global leadership requires new ways of thinking about traditional academic knowledge, in order to address complex problems at global scales. It also requires the ability to think, communicate and act successfully across cultural boundaries.
At Tufts we seek to lead the way in defining what it means to be a university whose education and research have a global reach. Our students and faculty are engaged in international research and scholarship on issues ranging from AIDS to arsenic. They are grappling with the fundamental human forces that fuel conflict and cooperation in international affairs. And they are doing so through experiential global learning, distinctive interdisciplinary programs that apply academic knowledge to real-life situations around the world. Tufts University's emphasis on international education and research reaches across the curriculum, and infuses every school.