University of Iowa
United States: Iowa City
Welcome to the University of Iowa! We are proud to be an institution whose top priorities are high-quality education, world-class research, and deeply committed service. For over 150 years, we have been educating young people who have made positive impacts in their communities--within Iowa and throughout the world. Preparing our students for lives of cultural richness and good citizenship are also important to our educational mission. We have over 100 areas of baccalaureate study, all grounded in the liberal arts. Our graduate and professional programs offer cutting-edge training in over 100 areas, such as medicine, dentistry, law, education, business, engineering, the social sciences, the physical and biological sciences, and the arts and humanities. We were the first University to accept creative work for advanced degrees, and our Writers Workshop remains the premiere creative writing program in the world. Students here are instructed by some of the finest teachers and scholars in the world.
The excellence of the University ripples far beyond the Iowa River bluffs that run through our lovely campus. Our faculty travel the globe conducting and presenting their research. Every year, more and more of our students study and take internships abroad. You can find the University of Iowa actively engaged in every corner of the earth: Chicago, Washington, D.C., Argentina, Germany, Tanzania, India, China, Indonesia, Australia--you name it, we're there. But we don't even let the confines of the earth stop us! We have some of the most advanced space research anywhere happening right here in Iowa City.
Although our activities fly even to the stars, we never forget that our home ground is the rich soil of Iowa. Our existence, and our aspirations, grow from this place: from the faith, the goodwill, the dreams, and the resources of the citizens of this state. Our University in Iowa impacts the lives of all Iowans, from border to border, from the Mississippi to the Missouri. Not only do we educate thousands of Iowans each year, but we also provide unmatched services to all corners of our state--from arts in the schools programs, to testing all the drinking water in our state, to insuring farm safety in our rural communities, to providing the best health care anywhere. I am proud to be President of one the finest universities in the world, a university that offers nothing but the best to our state's and our world's citizens.