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therensselaerplan20246THEGOALProminenceinthe21stcenturyasatop-tierworld-classtechnologicalresearchuniversitywithglobalreachandglobalimpact.Agreatuniversityhasatitscoreanintergenerationalcommunityoflearnersengagedinthepursuitofnewknowl-edgecommittedtodisseminatingthatknowledgeandseekingtousetheirskillsandtalentstomakeadifferenceforthemselvesandfortheworldatlarge.Thisrequiresintellectualagilitymulticul-turalsophisticationandaglobalviewinordertomakeimportantlinkagesacrossdisciplinesandtooperatewithinabroadscholarlyandsocialmilieu.ExcellenceLeadeshpandCommuntyaethefundamentalvaluesthatdveouactons.Excellenceisthemantraandthemetric.Leadershipmeansweshapetheagendaanddiscourseinareasrelatedtoourmissionandplans.Communityiswhatweare.WeareOneRensselaer.Aswebuildtowardouroverarchinggoalweinsistonexcellenceleadershipandcommunityineachcoreenterpriseresidentundergraduateeducationgraduateeducationresearchinnova-tionandentrepreneurship.ThisisimperativeineachacademicandadministrativeunitandmostimportantlyinthepeopleofRensselaeritsfacultystudentsstaffalumniaepartnersandfriends.Educatonandeseachaenextcablylnkednwold-classunvestes.DiscoveryandinnovativepedagogyarecorecharacteristicsoftheInstitute.Thecreationofnewknowledgeiscriticaltofosteringanengag-ingandinspirationallearningenvironmentforourstudents.Toprovideasuperlativeeducationwemustbetrailblazersinkeyresearchfields.Researchenablesourstudentstobepartnersindiscoveryandtoremainopentoinquiry.AttheintersectionofresearchandeducationistheentrepreneurialspiritthatdrivesRensselaerfacultyandstudentstoaddresssocietalaspira-tionsandchallengesofsubstancewithimagina-tivesolutions.TheInstitutewillthereforecontinuetoassignaddedemphasistoresearchandscholarshipaskeycomponentsofexcellenceineducation.reseachpotentateseducaton.Researchbringseducationtofruitionbyenhanc-ingfundamentalunderstandingoftheworld.Researchthereforeisaboutlearning.Atthesametimeeducationteachesstudentshowtoseewhatothersdonothowtoposethoughtfulques-tionsandhowtoproceedwhentheanswerisnotobvious.Educationthereforeisaboutresearch.Ultimatelyonecannotexistwithouttheother.reseachandeducatondveeputaton.AstheimpactoftheresearchandeducationofRensselaergrowsitsprominenceasaworld-classtechnologicalresearchuniversityalsoincreases.ThispositionsRensselaertocontinuetoattracthighlytalentedstudentsandwell-respectedfacultyandstafftoexpanditsglobalreachandtogarnerincreasedfinancialsupportfromprivatephilanthropyandpublicsources.intellectualconguenceleadstoexcellenteducaton.ARensselaereducationisrigorousholisticmultifacetedandsupportive.Apedagogicalapproachthatismultidisciplinaryandthatcon-nectstheclassroomdesignstudioorlaboratorytothelivingenvironmentofthestudentsculti-vatesrobustandsustainedlearning.Rensselaerwillcontinueitscommitmenttoprovidinganeducationthatextendsfromtraditionalsettingstoeverysphereofstudentlivingandlearning.GlobalChallengesleadtotansfomatonaleducaton.RensselaerasksWhynotchangetheworldTheanswertothisquestionrequiresgroundbreakingdiscoveriesandcontributionstopublicpolicythatwillhaveapowerfulimpactonthemostpressingissueswefaceasglobalcitizens.Rensselaerwilldrawupontheresourcesofitsdistinguished