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    Unleashing Our Vision

    UC has a bold new strategic direction. Through our next lives here initiatives UC seeks to have an urban impact, an agenda of innovation, while providing academic excellence.

    Leading urban public universities into a new era of innovation and impact.



Next lives here is comprised of three platforms, each with three distinct pathways.

Academic Excellence

  • Bearcat Promise:  Excellence is Impact
  • Faculty Investment:  Teach Tomorrow
  • Staff Enrichment:  Own Every Moment

Urban Impact

  • Urban Health:  Changing Outcomes, Saving Lives
  • Urban Futures:  Local + Global = Tomorrow
  • Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Strong:  Cincinnati Centric

Innovation Agenda

  • 1819 Innovation Hub:  Bending the Future
  • Co-Op 2.0:  Where Theory + Practice Collide
  • Inclusive Excellence:  Innovative Inclusion