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University of Kentucky
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Deepening Community & Economic Engagement to Benefit All

APLU and its member institutions are deeply engaged in their communities and regions. Through partnerships with community organizations, state and local governments, entrepreneurs, small businesses, major corporations, and others, they advance economic development, tackle societal challenges, and foster great places to work and live.


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APLU and its members are working with communities, businesses, government, and others to ensure public institutions serve as regional and national economic engines.
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Public universities are committed to ensuring students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in the modern workforce.
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Public universities are moving to ensure community engagement is integrated into the research, teaching, and service mission.