Roadmap at a Glance

As it approaches its centennial in 2025, the University of Miami has created a roadmap for a future across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders. The University will enhance its passion for scholarly excellence, spirit of innovation, respect for including and elevating diverse voices, and its commitment to tackling the challenges facing our world.


Four aspirations guide the vision for our future. The University of Miami aspires to be:

The hemispheric university: Our location in Miami gives us a distinct geographic capacity to connect institutions, individuals, and ideas across the Americas and throughout the world. Many universities seek international engagement, but the University of Miami is uniquely positioned to be a global university with a hemispheric advantage.

The excellent university: A drive for excellence permeates every domain of our work—from research to public service, from teaching to athletics, from health care to the arts. The continued pursuit of excellence will be marked by building bridges across our schools and colleges, across disciplines, and across modes of learning.

The relevant university: From its very origins, the University has served the local and global communities to which it belongs. As we pursue the advancement of fundamental knowledge and the search for meaning, we must make a deliberate effort to translate science and scholarship into solutions.

The exemplary university: Integrity, respect, diversity, tolerance, and resilience are qualities at the heart of the University. As we seek to expand opportunity for all, we will also work to foster inclusive, respectful, and safe environments throughout our campuses, where reflective and challenging conversations can be held.

Roadmap Initiatives

Concrete initiatives will bring the vision for the University of Miami to life, engaging every facet of the campus community in the continued pursuit of our aspirations and our quest to fulfill our most noble purposes.

Platforms for Success Initiatives

Operational Efficiency: The University will provide service-oriented support for the delivery of health care, education, and research by improving systems and processes through innovation, uncompromising commitment to quality, and relentless pursuit of cost-effectiveness.

Financial Sustainability: The University will generate new sources of revenue and grow its endowment in order to sustain its operations and invest strategically in targeted growth.

Culture of Belonging: The University will deepen its commitment to diversity and inclusion by building a culture of belonging where all members of the UM community are valued and can add value.

Transformative Initiatives

Leading the Transformation of Health Care: The University of Miami will be a pre-eminent academic health system providing high quality patient-centered services that meet population health needs, and that attract patients nationally and internationally.

100 Talents: The University will expand the number of endowed faculty chairs to attract, retain, and recognize excellence in research, scholarship, policy, practice, and artistic creation, both through full-time and innovative flexible arrangements.

STEM@UM: To enhance its potential as a world leader in research, the University will make strategic investments in fundamental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through a coordinated set of interdisciplinary University-wide institutes.

Interdisciplinary Inquiry: The University will support teams of scholars from multiple disciplines in collaborative, problem-based inquiry to address the complex challenges of society. Our strategy will have two pillars: geography and problems.

Enabling Educational Excellence (3E): The University is committed to expanding funded undergraduate scholarships and enhancing academic experiences through a vigorous effort to attract the best, brightest, and most talented students and help them succeed.

Shaping the Educational Revolution: The University will advance the art of teaching and the science of learning by partnering with students, alumni, and others across the entire adult learning life cycle.

Hemispheric Innovation Hub: The University will stimulate and support the efforts by its faculty members to translate their research and teaching into innovations, while taking advantage of its geographic location to strategically seek partnerships that promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and new ventures in Miami and throughout the hemisphere.

Hemispheric University Platform: The University will create a platform to leverage its unique geographic position to promote student exchange and collaborative research through a consortia of select institutions. The platform will support University-wide hemispheric activities in health care, innovation, and the study of the hemisphere.