Mission

The mission of the University of Massachusetts is to provide affordable, accessible, high-quality education and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Founded in 1863, we are the largest public research university in New England, and the flagship public campus in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our campus spends more than $200 million on research each year, contributing to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. Working in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners, we translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunity for students, faculty and the public.