Northwestern | Research is the steward of the University’s research enterprise. Our vision is for Northwestern to increase its standing as one of the top universities with world-class research and education programs that impact society. In support of this vision, Research provides the foundation that connects people, resources, and opportunities for the creation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on bridging schools and disciplines. Northwestern | Research promotes the University’s mission of research and education excellence. As such, we identified five strategic priorities that directly support this mission and align with the University’s Priorities.