Message from the President


Dear Friends,

I am often asked, “Why should I send my child or grandchild to U-M? What’s special about a research university?”

My answer to questions about U-M’s value has three parts.

  • We prepare many of the most talented students to succeed and fully participate in a global society, through a staggering array of top academic programs and opportunities unique to a public university of our breadth and scale.
  • As a research university, we make the state, nation, and communities we serve more prosperous, through discoveries and innovations that drive economic growth and create jobs.
  • We make the quality of life better – not just for our graduates, but for everyone, and not just through research and education, but also through our galleries and artistic performances,
    the cutting-edge health care provided by Michigan Medicine, and our outstanding athletics teams.

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