Metropolitan University Mission

Mission Statement

As both a Metropolitan University of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research Institution, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally and globally.


The “Metropolitan University,” defined in its simplest terms, is an institution that accepts all of higher education’s traditional values in teaching, research, and service, but takes upon itself the additional responsibility of providing engaged leadership within the metropolitan region by using its human and financial resources as partners to improve the region’s quality of life. Adapted from Paige E. Mulhollan’s “Aligning Missions with Public Expectations: The Case of the Metropolitan Universities,” Metropolitan Universities, 1995.

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