The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is a globally connected Hawaiian place of learning unlike any in the world. Ours is an academy of tremendous diversity, open to world cultures and scientific advancement. We occupy a prestigious place among the international community of research universities. Mānoa is a place of inspiration, where artists, athletes, scientists and scholars gather and interact with intensity.
The role of our university is to promote the free exchange of ideas and to generate and disseminate knowledge. As such, Mānoa is a source of renewal for our society. Because of our remote location, we have unique challenges, opportunities, and futures. Our university has a special responsibility and obligation to do more than other institutions of higher learning. As a public university, we remain deeply committed to the educational needs of the people of Hawai‘i.
Mānoa must play a leadership role. We can build on our strengths and comparative advantages, such as our unparalleled natural resources and ecosystem, our cultural diversity, our sense of community, and our reputation in many areas for excellence. We can create a transformational educational experience not just for our students, but also for faculty, staff, administrators, and others in the community of scholars. Together, we will become a model of innovation for the world to emulate, and for the people of Hawai‘i to revere.