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Goal 1: Research, Innovation, and Creativity

Washington State University will be recognized for embracing risk and bold thinking to serve the needs of its communities through innovative research, scholarships, and creative activities.


  • Expand research, scholarships, and creative activities that cross disciplines and employ new methodologies to address community needs and twenty-first century global challenges.
  • Increase WSU’s ability to highlight its achievements and their societal impact
  • Maximize the ability to shape, research, creative activity, and entrepreneurship in direct partnerships with the communities the University serves.
  • Enhance WSU’s ability to pursue, retain, and reward exceptional talent committed to creativity and bold thinking.
  • Promote sustainable external partnerships to accelerate innovation and maximize the impact of the University’s discoveries.