. . . to The University of Akron, an academic community sharing inquisitive, 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 is integrated with the world through wireless network access anywhere on and around our campuses. Our use of innovative technology is matched by equally ground-breaking teaching initiatives that benefit students from middle school through doctoral programs. Such efforts have allowed us to set the standard for student success and academic excellence in northern Ohio.
The University of Akron is a leader in community, industry and higher education partnerships. The University Park Alliance project, launched in 2001, has generated more than $334 million in public and private investments, grants and programs to revitalize a 50-block area surrounding our campus.
This significant addition is just one of more than 600 collaborative projects, programs and agreements with partners throughout the region, state and nation. Clearly, our vision extends well beyond our own backyard, as evidenced in 2008 when we opened the Medina County University Center, a higher education facility that combines the expertise of faculty from several Northeast Ohio universities and colleges.
Our vision is to forge a new gold standard for a truly excellent American university — one that provides access to a top-quality education for a broad range of citizens, then creates and adds value for our students, community and nation.
I hope to see you on campus soon.
With every good wish,
State provides nearly $1M to UA to help students achieve dream careers
December 12, 2012
At least 250 additional UA students will get paid internships as a result of the state award, which will allow UA to replicate its wildly successful engineering co-op program in four other colleges.
Much accomplished, and a determination to do much more
November 08, 2012
In his 13th State of the University address, University of Akron President Luis M. Proenza embraced what he called “disruptive innovations” that are transforming the learning landscape of higher education.
New University lab promotes idea-sharing and innovation
October 19, 2012
Reducing risks to industry and raising prospects for commercialization, UA's Timken Engineered Surfaces Laboratories is a place where students, faculty and industry are partners in the process of discovery and commercialization of new products.
UA teams up to boost local manufacturers
October 09, 2012
UA and three other Northeast Ohio higher education institutions will provide research, faculty expertise and a stream of talented engineers, scientists, managers and others.