"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 University Professors 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 Penn Center for Innovation, where Penn discoveries find rapid application to pressing social needs.
- Announcing the President’s Innovation Prize competition, which awards graduating Penn seniors $100,000 to design commercial ventures that produce a positive social impact.