About USU

Coalition Goals

Provide a national voice within public higher education to articulate and promote an urban agenda.

Advocate federal policies that support public urban research universities and create partnerships with them to fuel the development of the nation's cities and metro regions.

Collect and analyze data across a network of public urban research institutions to create a reliable, factual foundation for the universities' work in cities.

Engage the leadership of public urban research universities with a common agenda and the tools to improve urban health, strengthen urban economies, and develop a capable workforce for the 21st century.