The University of Missouri provides tremendous advantages in terms of collaborative research. Having engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine schools in one location is something only 10 universities in the country can claim within the confines of a single campus. The proximity of our College of Engineering to the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine, which are within walking distance, promotes biomedical innovation in ways that cannot be achieved elsewhere. These resources allow our students world-class experiential learning opportunities as they work together with students from other schools and colleges in ways that will be of tremendous benefit as they prepare to not only enter the workforce, but to eventually lead it.
The combination of these resources — as well as those provided by schools such as law, journalism, business, and arts and science — also positions the University of Missouri to be a global leader in translational research. Together, we are able to take research from the lab and quickly turn it into the types of products and services that can dramatically improve our community, our nation, our world. It has allowed our College of Engineering to position itself as a global leader in what we call our Pillars of Pursuit: Educating Engineering Leaders, Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Innovations and Sustainability inFEWSed (Food, Energy, Water, Smart Cities).