Building healthy Kansas communities
The University of Kansas aspires to be a top-tier international public research university. While our aspirations are global, our mission begins right here in Kansas, where KU works to build strong Kansas communities and empower Kansans to live happy, healthy lives.
KU works for Kansans in various ways. We provide healthcare services to underserved counties, ensuring that all Kansans can get the care they need, close to home. We partner with rural entrepreneurs to help them grow their business. We monitor water levels in western Kansas and help energy companies find new ways to harvest oil and natural gas throughout the state. We train 8,000 law enforcement officers and 7,900 firefighters and first responders each year to help protect Kansas communities. And we collaborate with Kansas science teachers to develop new curriculum for students across the state.
KU is proud to work for Kansas.
The days of the kindly country doctor making house calls might be long gone. But according to University of Kansas professor Gregory Thomas, the day may soon return when primary health care can be delivered to the doors of rural Kansans.
When Brent Narges, Pittsburg’s deputy police chief, first considered the Kansas Certified Public Manager program, he saw it as an opportunity to improve his management and leadership skills.
Earlier this year, the staff at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center needed an analysis of the center’s economic impact for planning purposes.
For various reasons, students in smaller Kansas communities sometimes don’t have access to art education or experiences. In fact, some schools don’t even offer basic art classes.