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Envisioning Tomorrow's University

Rutgers’ strategic plan envisioned a future driven by technological changes in higher education, a rethinking of the structure of the University, and the need for deep and innovative relationships with the corporate community and government.

Rutgers moved confidently toward that future as a truly comprehensive university, adding to our public mission the provision of world-class academic health care. We also partnered with industry, most especially with the state’s largest health care provider, and with government leaders—here in New Jersey and half a world away—to put our research prowess to work for the benefit of 21st-century society.

A New Rutgers: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

When Rutgers absorbed most units of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—creating Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences—the University became one of the largest comprehensive research universities in the country.

World-class Academic Health Care

Rutgers Health, the clinical arm at Rutgers, gives New Jersey residents access to the very best clinical care, delivered by practitioners who are developing new therapies to treat illness and maintain wellness.

Transformational International Relationships

Rutgers has long been globally engaged across many disciplines, with hundreds of faculty members involved in research projects around the world.