About University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
We are a University rich in history, academic excellence and leadership. The heart of Michigan’s success resides in our dedicated staff, robust student body and outstanding faculty members, including distinguished composers, novelists and poets, scientists, engineers, physicians, social scientists, artists, and filmmakers. The quality, breadth, and depth of this University’s intellectual resources create a remarkable community of scholars—from our national leadership in the social sciences, medicine, engineering, law, and business to our community’s robust cultural offerings. This is the Michigan Difference!
I am particularly enthusiastic about our campus-wide work in the life sciences, including the Life Sciences Institute, the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and the Biological Sciences, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies, our cross-disciplinary research programs, and our premier U-M Health System. As in so many fields, the benefits of Michigan’s work in health care and life sciences research are felt across the state and around the world—fulfilling the mission and role of a great public university dedicated to advancing the public good.
That social contract includes a deep commitment to help strengthen and diversify our region’s economy. We are contributing in myriad ways: with the movement of our inventions and technologies to the marketplace, the creations of entrepreneurial students and faculty, and the development of the North Campus Research Complex, where we are eager to build public-private partnerships.
Ours is a campus of remarkably wide-ranging experiences, cultures and opportunities. This academic year we celebrate the sesquicentennial of the prestigious U-M Law School, as well as 150th anniversary of the Men’s Glee Club. We will open the doors of an expanded Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and a renovated Stockwell Hall. And work continues on the construction of our two most ambitious projects, C.S. Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital and North Quad residential facility.
The University of Michigan family shares a deep tradition. It is a tradition known to the new students who walk into their first class, to the professors who counsel their graduate students, and to our dedicated alumni around the world. We are called upon to be leaders, and we respond enthusiastically with ideas and actions that help shape our nation and world.
A walk across the University of Michigan campus is an absorbing experience. The atmosphere is palpable, rich with the spirit of potential, the heritage of past achievements, and the vitality of inquiry and discovery.
So much happens here.
The University of Michigan holds the promise of a different life: A sophomore discovers Thoreau and Woolf. A research scientist identifies a critical gene. A heart patient lives longer and better. An artist creates unforeseen beauty. A professor hones a revolutionary theory. An athlete achieves a championship dream.
It is this breadth of accomplishment and activity in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint - and beyond - that separates Michigan from other institutions. Students, faculty and staff from all fields have the opportunity to explore, excel, and achieve more here than they would have thought imaginable.