Mission & Priorities
The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.
Caltech researchers are known for scientific inquiry that is bold and innovative and impacts society. Our investigators pursue high-risk, high-reward research to advance technology, theory, and both fundamental and applied science. The Institute's many cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes support the kind of collaboration that develops powerful ideas and addresses global challenges.
Learn more about our current research priorities: