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Projects & Initiatives

Projects & Initiatives

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A core mission of public universities is to provide access to a quality higher education to students from all different backgrounds.
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APLU provides innovative tools, metrics, and reporting frameworks for public universities to better tell their stories to students, policymakers, and the public with evidence and data.
Kansas State University
APLU institutions strive to fulfill the world’s food, feed, fiber and fuel needs while protecting our world’s natural resources and improving our human communities.
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APLU works to develop new approaches and policy reforms necessary to keep a college degree affordable and reinforce the continued value of the public university experience.
University at Buffalo SUNY
APLU supports and advances quality degree completion efforts at public universities through disseminating good practices, building networks, accelerating necessary reforms, and recognizing outstanding achievement as part of Project Degree Completion.
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Public research universities are engaged in their communities and regions, tackling societal challenges, creating great places to work and live, and advancing economic growth and prosperity.
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International programs support the global engagement of students and faculty, enriching education, research and outreach with experience and perspectives beyond our borders.
 
The Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC) serves as a coordinating body to foster multi-institutional cooperation and collaboration that will advance the use of information technology to improve student learning, retention, and graduation.
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APLU promotes robust federal funding and assesses policies and university practices designed to support research, one of the core missions of our member institutions.  
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Public research universities have the largest concentration of STEM students, provide the majority of advanced education in STEM fields, and prepare a majority of future STEM faculty..
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Public research universities located in urban centers play a crucial role anchoring the community, fostering neighborhood and economic development of their cities, and advancing the health, education and well-being of city residents.