Graduate education programs in the United States are respected and emulated worldwide, and are an international magnet for talented students. At a time when American leadership and prosperity depend increasingly on the creation and use of knowledge, graduate education provides our country with an important competitive advantage. Our system of combining graduate education with cutting-edge research strengthens American research, while also producing highly educated individuals who will become the next generation’s scientists, teachers, and leaders in government, business, and industry.
AAU has launched an initiative in collaboration with our member universities aimed at changing the established culture surrounding doctoral (PhD) education.
AAU works closely with other national organizations to coordinate activities related to improving the experiences of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
On behalf of its members, AAU monitors and engages on key issues pertinent to graduate education.