The University of Michigan (U-M) is one of the top public universities in the United States of America, and has a stellar track record and growing reputation in the areas of clinical sciences, public health, and the basic sciences. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. This educational institution is a major hub for clinical-translational research and are at the cutting edge of research as evidenced by the recently awarded Precision Health Initiative by the National Institutes of Health. Voted into the top five public universities in the United States, and as the number one public research university in the country, the U of M is also number 97 in the top 10 graduate programs with a 15 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.
Established in 1817 in Detroit, the University of Michigan moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. The university also has campuses in Flint and Dearborn, both within a short driving distance. The Ann Arbor campus is the largest, with over 44,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The university has more than 575,000 alumni around the world. A fun fact to note is that the university became smoke-free across all campuses in 2011.
Ann Arbor Campus
The Ann Arbor campus includes nineteen schools and colleges, covering the liberal arts, sciences, and most professions, including seven health sciences: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, social work, kinesiology. Michigan Medicine is uniquely positioned to convene such a discussion about the dimensions and complications of non-communicable diseases, with faculty specialists whose expertise encompasses the full range of NCDs, including cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, diabetes, and kidney disease.
The University of Michigan has a rich history of international engagement. Over sixty five languages are taught at the university. The university is the number four all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers. The medical school alone has over thirty memorandums of understanding with partner institutions spanning fifteen countries.