The University was established in 1796 as 'the place of useful learning' and this remains our mission today: to combine academic excellence with social and economic relevance.
As 'the place of useful learning' the University is committed to the advancement of society through the pursuit of excellence in research, education and knowledge exchange, and through creative engagement with partner organisations at local, national and international levels.
Founded in 2009 with the broad goal of contributing to the improvement of health in populations worldwide, the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) aims to increase prospects for prevention through training, education, prevention research and research into causes worldwide with a focus on low and lower-middle income countries.
iPRI strives to answer three critical questions: Is it healthy? Is it safe? Is it beneficial?