The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently earned a prestigious National Cancer Institute designation, making it the 68th NCI-designated cancer center in the country and the only one in the state of Kentucky.
UK's international footprint is growing, with more international students coming to UK, more UK students going abroad and an expanding impact on the international community through partnerships and research.
With just about 300,000 people, Lexington is big enough to be a "real city," yet small enough that it can still feel like a small town at times. Lexington is also ranked No. 5 in Livability.com’s Top 10 College Towns in America.
It’s defined as "force" or "speed of movement." But momentum is also a feeling. It’s progress that seems inevitable. Unstoppable. It’s a sense of something powerful that is so strong that you can see it … feel it … touch it.
Despite declining federal dollars, UK’s research enterprise is thriving, with grant and contract awards totaling $265.9 million in fiscal 2013.
From training service dogs, to painting fences, to dancing all night, giving back to the community is a UK tradition that students, faculty and staff are passionate about. UK's Center for Community Outreach offers an array of such service opportunities to the UK community.
UK programs like the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence, undergraduate research and the Honors Program equip students with the skills to succeed in a competitive world.