To facilitate the research, scholarship, and creative activity of faculty, staff and students at the University of Maine that results in national and international recognition.
The University of Maine fosters learning and discovery through excellence in undergraduate and graduate academic programs, addresses local and global needs through basic and applied research, and contributes research-based knowledge to improve people’s lives.
Internationally-recognized research, scholarship, and creative activity distinguish the University of Maine as the State’s flagship university, where faculty and students contribute knowledge to issues of local, national, and international significance. As the State’s doctoral-granting institution, research and education are inextricably linked in our mission.
To increase the annual research and development expenditures calculated by the National Science Foundation for the University of Maine to $125,000,000 in five years.