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Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world.


Vision


By 2020, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus will be a leading public university with a global reputation for excellence in learning, research and creativity, community engagement and clinical care.


Values


To be a university greater than the sum of its parts, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus embraces excellence in:

  • Learning and Scholarship
    The university respects academic freedom and the rigorous quest for knowledge and understanding. We share knowledge and foster student success through a continuous process of inquiry, critical thinking, reflection, collaboration and application.
  • Discovery and Innovation
    The university fosters an energetic, collaborative and creative environment where we develop and employ new ideas and technologies. Our entrepreneurial culture enables us to expand the frontiers of knowledge and human experience.
  • Health and Care of Mind, Body and Community
    The university enriches the well-being and sustainability of communities and our cultural, living and natural environments. We promote healthy lifestyles, prevent, diagnose and treat disease and deliver high-quality and compassionate health care.
  • Diversity, Respect and Inclusiveness
    The university seeks the richness that an increasing diversity of our communities brings to our learning, research and service endeavors. Our common humanity leads us to create an inclusive and respectful ethos characterized by caring, empathy, compassion, nurturing, collegiality and mentoring.
  • Citizenship and Leadership
    The university serves Colorado and the world as a recognized source of talent, knowledge, informed judgment, exemplary health care and professional practice. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us and utilize them with integrity for the betterment of our community.

Strategic Plan

Positioning ourselves for the future

The faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver believe that the ideas expressed in this strategic plan will position the university to enhance its reputation as a premier research university that contributes knowledge and human talent to the region, the nation and, indeed, the world.

Read the strategic plan (PDF)
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1201 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado
303-315-5969

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13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado
303-724-5000

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10035 S. Peoria Street
Lone Tree, Colorado
720-488-3300

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