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Message from President Robert A. Brown

Welcome to our pursuit of excellence.

Dynamic and forward-looking, urban and global, Boston University is one of the world’s leading private research universities.

Broad and deep.

Our 17 schools and colleges on two campuses offer students more than 250 programs of study in the liberal arts, science, engineering, health, the arts, and other professional disciplines. BU’s Charles River Campus has evolved to become a residential campus hosting 12,420 students in high-rises and brownstones with ready access to state-of-the-art academic and recreational facilities. Our Medical Campus in the South End teems with activity in health sciences education, research, and practice. The Medical Campus is adjacent to Boston Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital for our School of Medicine and Boston's safety net hospital.

The world changes here.

BU’s faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and trailblazing research and scholarship. The $400 million in annual funding the University receives for research only begins to capture the scope of these activities. Our faculty are expanding the boundaries of knowledge across disciplines from molecular medicine, biological evolution, and high-energy physics to management, poetry, and performing arts. We place strong emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts that engage faculty and students. There are currently major initiatives in neuroscience, systems biology, photonics, global health and development, and emerging infectious diseases.

Globally connected.

The University’s global reach is evident in a student body recruited from more than 130 countries, alumni living and working in more than 180, and faculty from more than 90 countries conducting research on all 7 continents. We also offer study abroad in more than 90 programs and 25 countries, many based in our own facilities, including campuses in Geneva, London, Shanghai, and Sydney.

I invite you to browse the BU homepage to learn more about our exciting University and to visit BU Today to learn what is happening on campus right now. We hope to see you on campus soon, as well.


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