Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to make the world a better place by creating and disseminating knowledge and by preparing engineering leaders to solve global challenges.

Our Vision

We will be a leader among engineering schools in seizing opportunities to benefit humanity through bold research and world-class education.

We will achieve our mission and vision while abiding by our core values, which are:

  • Societal Impact - Passion for making a positive impact on the world
  • Educating Engineering Leaders - Dedication to imbuing students with technical and professional knowledge that is applied with integrity and wisdom, so they are fully prepared to be the leaders of the future
  • Innovation - Determination to innovate, create knowledge and lead in teaching and research while abiding by the highest standards of ethics
  • Excellence Through Diversity - Commitment to diversity, which we define as excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences
  • Collegiality - Marked by collaboration, teamwork and support for each other’s success

UVA Engineering's Roadmap to Excellence Strategic Plan

Dean Craig Benson

"UVA Engineering is at a pivotal moment in its history. Through focus, collaboration and research, we will demonstrate the power of engineers to re-envision the world."

Dean Craig Benson, Ph.D., P.E., NAE