About University of Alabama at Birmingham
In the past four decades, UAB has evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center, Alabama’s single largest employer, and the economic engine of Birmingham with an impact of more than $3 billion on the area. With more than 18,000 students, 19,000 faculty and staff, and a campus covering more than 80 city blocks, UAB is on the leading edge of teaching, research, health care, and community service.
The UAB Vision
UAB's vision is to be an internationally renowned research university — a first choice for education and health care.
The UAB Mission
UAB's mission is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond.
The UAB Strategic Plan
The University of Alabama at Birmingham works toward six primary goals – initially introduced in its 2003 strategic plan – with a set of accompanying scorecards to ensure that the university is accountable to the state it serves. This plan promotes excellence in six primary areas – undergraduate education, graduate education, research and scholarship, community support, service to community, and work environment.