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Mission, Vision & Themes

The core of Tufts is captured in our mission and vision statements, which exemplify the spirit of what Tufts is, as well as the values and priorities that will guide us over the coming years.
 
Mission
Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformative experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.
 
Vision
To be an innovative university of creative scholars across a broad range of schools who have a profound impact on one another and the world.
 
 
Value Proposition
Creating and sustaining an environment that prepares to launch all our students into the world fully prepared to chart a course for success requires effective stewardship of our resources during a time of significant challenges in higher education.
 
Operational costs and the need for financial aid are rising, while research funding, philanthropy and returns on endowments remain uncertain. New and changing regulations, compliance requirements and standards of assessment are appearing alongside rapidly evolving digital technologies that will push the boundaries of, and reinvent the methodologies for, how we teach, learn and conduct research.