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### UK Rises in Global Higher Education Research Rankings

As the primary, land-grant institution in the state, the University of Kentucky’s primary goal is to promote the progress of the Commonwealth. This mission is achieved through the cultivation of the next cohort of leaders, with a central focus on students, and the enhancement of the lives of Kentucky residents through education, research, innovation, community engagement, and healthcare services. Our identity is rooted in being a driving force for discoveries and a source of healing, where creativity flourishes. This transformative impact is facilitated by our exceptional individuals — visionaries, disruptors, and trailblazers — who participate in 200 academic programs, a robust $476.5 million research and development initiative, and a top-tier medical facility, all situated on a single campus.

For the year 2022, Forbes recognized UK as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and honored it as a “Diversity Champion” in the assessment conducted by INSIGHT into Diversity. These accolades underscore our dedication to advancing Kentucky’s interests and fostering an inclusive environment for all. While our objectives may have evolved significantly since 1865, the core vision of serving our state and the global community remains unwavering. We stand as the University for Kentucky.