"Penn Compact 2020 affirms the commitment we share with our founder: to put knowledge into action for the greatest good." -- Amy Gutmann, August 2013
Penn is integrating knowledge across academic disciplines with emphasis on innovative understanding and discovery, by:
- Increasing Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) and other endowed professorships to recruit and retain the most eminent and collaborative interdisciplinary faculty.
- Building highly collaborative, inter-school research and teaching programs including Penn Brain Science and Penn Nanoscience.
- Expanding Penn’s culture and practice of innovation through the Pennovation Center, where Penn discoveries find rapid application to pressing social needs. To learn more visit the Center for Technology Transfer at Penn.