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The mission of the Academy is to establish meaningful collaborations among UK’s premier academic enrichment programs to use efficiently university resources and talents for the benefit of all undergraduates. The beneficiaries of the Academy are highly motivated students seeking a rich educational experience. UK is proud to feature opportunities for excellence through which deeply committed students can extend and enrich learning within academic majors, minors, living learning programs, and the UK Core.

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Academy News

UK Welcomes High School Students to Campus for GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy

For the next three weeks, nearly 100 students from 21 high schools across the Commonwealth will be on UK's campus for GEAR UP Kentucky 3.0 Summer Academy @ UK — a college readiness program in...

Student Enables Wearable Tech in the OR

It’s never too early for undergrads to get involved in research. Take Zach Anderson, a UK senior who is bringing wearable technology into the OR to reduce doctor distractions. Anderson started...

12 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Cap Off Great Year for UK Student Scholars

More than 30 of the University of Kentucky's students and recent graduates had the world's most prestigious scholarship, fellowship and internship organizations take note this year, including what...