… to The University of Akron, an academic community sharing powerful and ambitious goals. Here, you will discover an energized metropolitan university that has been physically transformed. Since 2000, we have added 22 new buildings, 18 major additions, acquisitions and renovations, and 34 acres of new green space. See slideshow.
Our university takes a broader perspective than the traditional approach to higher education. The Akron Experience supplements students’ on-campus education by engaging them with business and community partners to create a personalized path to success for each individual. This distinctively Akron approach offers students learning experiences both in and out of classroom, and reflects our 15 years of collaborative partnership with the business and general community to create what others are calling The Akron Model.
The Akron Model recognizes education as an engine of economic development, and the university’s role as a convener, developer and anchor for clusters of innovation, based upon the principles of relevance, connectivity and productivity. Our work in this area has produced such collaborations as the Timken Engineered Surfaces Laboratories, the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance, STEM middle and high schools in Akron, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, and so much more.
Our mission is to ensure student success and leverage our region’s unique assets in the creation of knowledge and applications of research that benefits humankind. Our vision is to set a new standard for public research universities in adding economic value and enriching lives.
Join us, and together we will invent the future.
With every good wish,
Dr. Luis M. Proenza
UA prominent in federal report on entrepreneurship and innovation
November 07, 2013
The U.S. Department of Commerce report says universities have embraced entrepreneurship and innovation as critical to their mission and role in their communities.
Undisputed excellence: The state of the University
November 06, 2013
President names Proenza to key national committee
October 07, 2013
The University is playing prominent role in national effort to boost manufacturing industry.
President Proenza announces transition plan to new leadership
August 07, 2013
A transformative leader, UA’s 15th president will complete more than 15 years at the helm next June.