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.
Partnering as Economic Engines for Success
APLU and its members are working with communities, businesses, government, and others to ensure public institutions serve as regional and national economic engines.
Meeting 21st Century Workforce Needs
Public universities are committed to ensuring students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in the modern workforce.
Engaged Research, Extension, and Community Partnerships
Public universities are moving to ensure community engagement is integrated into the research, teaching, and service mission.
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