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Bright Minds, Brilliant Cities:
A Strategic Vision for a Changing World

In the Maseeh College, we recognize that it is our job to prepare engineers, computer scientists, and citizens not only for the world of today, but also for the world that will be. We must develop and apply new technologies to address complex challenges that are known now and that will arise. We must rethink cities to be beyond smart, to be brilliant cities that integrate technology for the promotion of improved education, human health, environmental health, resiliency, quality of life, and equity. 

We defined five major thematic pillars, one cross-cutting theme that connects all of our pillars, and a set of core values that will transcend everything that we do. These major components of our strategic vision are intended as a roadmap for bold actions that will guide the future of the Maseeh College.

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Cross-Cutting Theme: Data Science and Machine Learning

Harvesting from seas of data and extracting knowledge from those data is important across all of the thematic pillars described above. 

Students sitting together and studying outside on Portland State campus

Core Values

Our shared values are the foundation of our vision and underlie all that we do as a Maseeh College community. Values include honesty, transparency, integrity, advancement of social equity and mobility, fostering diversity of both people and ideas, and more.