Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives Vision and Mission

Vision: To provide leadership and promote excellence in interdisciplinary inquiry with the goal of supporting unparalleled interdisciplinary graduate education and graduate student research, scholarship and creative activity.

Mission: The Graduate School Office of Interdisciplinary Initiatives (OII) is committed to seeding, supporting and sustaining interdisciplinary initiatives that contribute to unparalleled interdisciplinary graduate education and advance the University of Minnesota’s position as a leader in interdisciplinary inquiry. The OII provides leadership in the development and implementation of system-wide strategies to facilitate collaboration across disciplinary boundaries and to achieve excellence in interdisciplinary graduate education and training programs. The OII engages members of the University community in dialogue aimed at identifying institutional policies, programs, and best practices that enhance collaborative and interdisciplinary inquiry.