Push Boundaries Within and Among Disciplines
Imagine: An Arts & Sciences with top programs leading innovative developments in their field
We will invest in the areas where our research is already pushing against boundaries within and across disciplines. We will raise the academic distinction of Arts & Sciences while advancing new knowledge, enabling new discoveries, and producing new solutions to the biggest questions and the most intractable challenges. Learn more.
Forge Connections Between Academy and Society
Imagine: An Arts & Sciences truly valued by the public
As we continue to bolster long-established traditions of scholarship, we will convey the relevance of our work and find new ways to involve a wider audience — in St. Louis, throughout our nation, and across the world — in developing and sharing our discoveries. Learn more.
Harness the Power of Data Sciences, Digital Transformation, and Advanced Technologies
Imagine: Transforming the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences through digital innovation
Arts & Sciences will focus on new ways to link disciplines and develop research through data sciences, digital transformation, and advanced technologies. Learn more.
Advance Scholarship in Race, Power, Equity, and Justice
Imagine: An Arts & Sciences that is a leader in the study of racial justice
We will invest in new opportunities to research and understand the underlying structures of race, power, equity, and justice. We will identify solutions to advance inclusion and equity more broadly as well as among our own faculty, staff, and students, and learn from the local community. Learn more.
Invest in Global Health, Sustainability, and the Environment
Imagine: Washington University as a leading institution in addressing global health and environmental challenges
Through new investments and enhanced partnerships with renowned local institutions, we will strengthen our focus, broaden our knowledge, and develop novel solutions related to the challenges of global health, sustainability, and environmental justice. Learn more.
Expand Student Literacies and Engagement
Imagine: An Arts & Sciences that helps students take ownership in their preparation for multi-faceted careers and meaningful lives as dedicated leaders and engaged global citizens
We will emphasize different literacies — digital literacy, media literacy, economic literacy, for example — to foster undergraduate and graduate student learning that equips our students to more fully navigate and serve the world beyond WashU. Learn more.