As North Dakota's flagship university, UND is the first to capture the power of a liberal arts education.Today, it has evolved to be a premier doctoral research university that remains committed to its heritage.
By generating new ideas and equipping graduates with the knowledge and confidence to take those ideas even further, UND is directly engaged in inventing the future, not only for North Dakota and the Upper Midwest, but the world around us.
You can help add vitality to the UND experience for future generations who will become the flame that lights the way in North Dakota and beyond by partnering with the University in one of four key areas of need:
Upon graduation, many UND students carry high debt loads.
As the costs of a higher education continue to increase, one of UND's highest priorities is making sure the opportunity at this incredible University is not only accessible, but affordable, to the most eager, talented and academically gifted young minds, regardless of their financial means. With abundant scholarship opportunities and resources for extended learning experiences, UND will provide the means to break down the financial barrier that exists for many students with a passion for learning but who lack resources to fully afford the opportunity.
UND's faculty inspire and shape the lives of students and enhance UND's global reputation. They share their spirited excitement and enthusiasm for topics spanning more than 190 disciplines.
Faculty are invested in conducting research with a global impact in fields of science, art, history, medicine and more. They involve their students, as young as freshmen, in their work. These educational opportunities far exceed anything students could learn in a book.
Competition for our esteemed faculty from other, more financially resourceful universities grows each day. Building endowments to support faculty and their research will dramatically strengthen UND's ability to retain our best and recruit additional inspiring faculty leaders to our vibrant academic community.
As social and economic conditions evolve and new technologies surface, UND must be able to anticipate our academic community's need and give students and faculty the tools they need to succeed.
As faculty continue to advance their research, they must be afforded the opportunity to expand their programs, which requires additional financial resources. Secure UND's future by supporting program growth and development.
Taking UND to the next level of excellence necessitates providing living and learning places to foster creativity and innovation. In its day, Old Main, our first campus building, was extraordinary, representing an unprecedented commitment to higher education.
Today, we must ensure an exemplary campus exists to educate future students. To remain among the top 50 public research universities we must work tirelessly to provide extraordinary places for students and faculty to study, to live and to conduct groundbreaking research.