Planning for Princeton's Future

Nassau Hall (or Old Nassau) is the oldest building at Princeton University

In February 2016, Princeton University issued a strategic planning framework that identifies key goals and major priorities for the University and that will serve as a guide for allocating University resources and prioritizing new initiatives. The framework is a major milestone in a strategic planning process that has been organized around a set of key questions about challenges and opportunities facing the University.

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Letter from the President

Christopher L. Eisgruber

In January 2014, the Trustees of Princeton University launched a strategic planning process to guide the University as it makes choices about how best to pursue its teaching and research mission.  The process created a flexible, iterative and practical framework for allocating University resources and prioritizing new initiatives.

The strategic planning process was organized around four "key questions," each of them with many important subsidiaries.

  • How best can Princeton sustain teaching and research excellence that makes a difference in the world?
  • What new academic initiatives should Princeton pursue to address long-term issues of fundamental importance?
  • What must we do to make service central to the mission of the University?
  • How can Princeton enable more undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to the world?

To read the completed strategic framework and learn more about strategic planning at the University, I invite you to browse the information provided on this website.  

All best wishes,
Christopher L. Eisgruber '83