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Mission

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.

The University of Kentucky:

  • Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research;
  • Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity; and
  • Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.

The University contributes to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond, nurturing a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.

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UK Strategic Vision

As Kentucky’s indispensable institution, we transform the lives of our students and advance the Commonwealth we serve – and beyond – through our teaching and learning, diversity and inclusion, discovery, research and creativity, promotion of health, and deep community engagement.

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development.


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