Message from the President

president-schlissel1Dear Friends,

The University of Michigan’s strong partnerships throughout the state are a vital component of our mission to serve the people of Michigan.

With a $17.5 billion net impact on the state economy, the University Research Corridor is an alliance that demonstrates the intellectual and innovative potential of Michigan’s research universities. The URC’s latest economic impact report shows that every region in our state benefits from economic activity generated by the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University.

The URC’s impact ranked second among the nation’s top university innovation clusters. We are ahead of the well-known research centers in Northern California, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Texas. Our number of enrolled students, total graduates produced and medical degrees awarded each rank first in the nation.

This edition of Michigan Impact further highlights the work we do in Detroit, including the first graduates from an architecture prep program for talented high school students offered by our Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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