Strategic Framework

Advancing Notre Dame as the leading global Catholic research university.

Every 10 years, the University engages in a strategic planning process aimed at charting a course for the future. Notre Dame 2033: A Strategic Framework is the latest such effort, the product of more than two years of research and reflection across the University.

The framework focuses on three themes — Strengthening Foundations, Global Catholicism, and Science and Engineering for a World in Need. More than any previous planning effort, the framework emphasizes Notre Dame thinking and acting as an institution to make the most meaningful contributions to questions of national and international concern.

Learn more: Notre Dame 2033: A Strategic Framework is available online at

This effort to educate students and conduct research at the highest level animated by a distinctive Catholic mission is one of the most exciting and consequential experiments in global higher education.

John McGreevy, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost