University System of Georgia Strategic Plan
Strategic Goal Three:
Increase the System’s participation in research and economic development to the benefit of a global Georgia. Enhance and encourage the creation of new knowledge and basic research across all disciplines.
In an open world with permeable borders, Georgia must increasingly compete not only with fifty states, but also with other countries. It must seek to determine its own future, which entails controlling, creating, directing, and attracting the resources to ensure economic growth and a high quality of life.
In a knowledge economy, creating and attracting intellectual resources is as vital as controlling and directing natural resources. Georgia cannot succeed on the world stage without a strong University System, marked by prominent institutions and programs that develop Georgia’s own human capital and draw the best talent from around the world. The University System is a vital key to Georgia’s future self-determination.
As a result of its strategic actions, the University System will increase Georgia’s control over its own future in a global economy.
Objectives of this goal include increasing the USG’s competitiveness for federal research funds, increasing the number of health profession graduates, and creating a long-term, System-level academic plan for workforce development.