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|About||The University of Colorado is a public research university with four distinct campuses serving Colorado, the nation and the world.|
|Mission||The University of Colorado is a public research university with multiple campuses serving Colorado, the nation and the world through leadership in high-quality education and professional training, public service, advancing research and knowledge, and state-of-the-art health care.|
The University of Colorado composes four distinct campuses - University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - united in making a difference. The state's leading public research university, CU plays a profound role in the lives of individuals, businesses and communities throughout Colorado, across the country and around the world.
As president of CU, Bruce D. Benson leads the university which boasts more than 61,000 undergraduate, graduate and first-professional students. Nearly half a million alumni have led the way in business, science, the arts, health care and their communities, and they’re joined by 15,000 more each year.
|Awards||Some noteworthy honors and awards earned by CU faculty include: five Nobel Laureates— David Wineland, physics, 2012; John Hall, physics, 2005; Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman, physics, 2001; Thomas Cech, chemistry, 1989—seven MacArthur fellowships; and the Carnegie Foundation’s Professor of the Year awarded to Carl Wieman.|
|Products||In the past six years, more than 52 companies were formed based on intellectual property created from research conducted in labs at the University of Colorado. Of these, 85 percent have operations in Colorado.|