Achieving Excellence: Academic Strategic Positioning 2005–2010

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Achieving Excellence: Academic Strategic Positioning 2005–2010

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University of Minnesota




In late 2004 the University of Minnesota launched a comprehensive strategic positioning effort. On March 11, 2005, the Board of Regents unanimously approved the goal to be one of the top three public research universities within a decade.


The purpose of this report is to focus on academic elements of the strategic positioning effort on the Twin Cities campus: undergraduate education, graduate and professional education, research, and faculty. Additional outcomes and investment information are available at the end of the report.

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University of Minnesota: Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. (2011). Achieving Excellence: Academic Strategic Positioning 2005–2010. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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