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The Rensselaer Plan 2024

Rensselaer is changing the world through our brilliant students, innovative pedagogy, and global-challenge linked research.

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RENSSELAER TURNS 200

As we anticipate the bicentennial of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2024, we are addressing the global challenges that face the world of the 21st century — to change lives, to advance society, and to change the world.

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The Rensselaer Plan 2024 drives the transformative work of the university. As we work to complete its goals, we are guided by the following premises:
  • Education and research are inextricably linked in world-class universities.
  • Research potentiates education.
  • Research and education drive reputation.
  • Intellectual congruence leads to excellent education.
  • Addressing Global Challenges leads to transformational education.
  • Diversity and inclusion are essential to academic excellence and innovation.
  • Strategic focus is essential to achieving our goal.
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
Students benefit from an education grounded in fundamental technological concepts and global challenge-linked research opportunities with faculty.
GRADUATE EDUCATION
As a leading technological research university, Rensselaer prepares its graduate students to be the next generation of research and professional leaders.
RESEARCH
Guided by five signature thrusts, researchers are solving the most pressing challenges facing society.
THE COMMUNITIES OF RENSSELAER
Supporting a vibrant, diverse, inclusive community is a hallmark of Rensselaer.
ENABLING CHANGE
A relentless commitment to change, and the path to achieving it, define The Rensselaer Plan 2024.
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