A home for world-class academics
IU is home to top-ranked business and music schools. We’re home to the world’s first school of philanthropy, the nation’s first school of informatics, and the country’s largest medical school. Our hundreds of academic programs are among the world’s best, and we’re always looking toward the horizon, thinking about what’s next.
To better prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow, we’ve launched or reconfigured 10 schools in the last decade, and we’re constantly adding new academic programs, like IU Bloomington’s Intelligent Systems Engineering program and IU Online’s 100% virtual Master of Science in Educational Technology for Learning.
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Support for mental health and wellness
Mental health is an important part of helping our community thrive, so we have expanded our resources to serve our faculty, staff, and students.
A commitment to global engagement and research
IU is a gateway to the world, and we prepare students to live and work anywhere with wide-ranging language and culture programs, more than 380 overseas study options, support for international research projects, Global Gateway Network offices across continents, and partnerships with nearly 60 institutions worldwide. More than 7,000 international students are currently pursuing their educations here, serving as a testament to the power of an IU degree.
A bold vision for the future
Our mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate and graduate education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services.
We seek to create dynamic partnerships with our communities in economic, social, and cultural development to contribute to economic prosperity in Indiana and beyond. We offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st-century problems, and we strive to achieve full diversity and maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.
To achieve our vision as one of the great research universities of the 21st century, we will:
- Provide an excellent, relevant, and responsive education across a wide range of disciplines in baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education, to students from all backgrounds
- Pursue transformative, innovative, world-class research, scholarship, and creative activity
- Engage in the economic, social, civic, and cultural development of Indiana, the nation, and the world by building on the base of excellence in research and education
Learn more about IU 2030: The Indiana University Strategic Plan.
Our core values
Milestones and innovations
Get a glimpse of some of the breakthroughs and notable achievements by IU faculty and students throughout history.
A diversity milestone
A cure for cancer
A Nobel first
The original Crest formula
A historical note
A genetic breakthrough