Mission – Purpose-Driven

Inspired by the University’s Catholic mission, Notre Dame’s world-class faculty and students are pursing globally significant, solutions-oriented research as Notre Dame’s research enterprise grows in line with President Jenkins’ vision:   “A great Catholic university for the 21st century, one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.” –Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame also has a responsibility to advance knowledge in a search for truth through original inquiry and publication. This responsibility engages the faculty and students in all areas of the University, but particularly in graduate and professional education and research. The University is committed to constructive and critical engagement with the whole of human culture. – Excerpted from the University of Notre Dame Mission Statement

Together with our corporate partners, Notre Dame seeks to engage communities, advance interdisciplinary research, and cultivate minds and spirits.