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Meeting the Educational Needs of Students in the 21st Century
Project 2021 utilizes an array of talent and resources to deliver the latest innovations in higher education. Learn More

Project 2021 is a university initiative to rethink the future of undergraduate education to foster thinking and learning, post-graduate success, faculty engagement, and an improved student experience.

Core to our mission is doing research to rigorously evaluate the factors of the undergraduate education that affect our students’ lives.

About Project 2021

Project 2021 was launched on January 19, 2016 by President Gregory L. Fenves in order to better meet the educational needs of undergraduates in the 21st century.

In the last two decades, there has been a shift in the landscape of higher education. Profound changes in technology have changed the ways today’s students and faculty study, connect with colleagues and friends, write papers, conduct research, and learn. When our students graduate, they are moving into careers that have been shaped by many of the same technological forces.

Although the technology has changed, we still expect our students to be flexible and innovative thinkers, to know how to collaborate with others, to write and communicate effectively, and to be upstanding citizens and leaders who will change the world.