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, as well as enriching the future.

We are a community of learners. We serve our multiple constituents by providing access to and participation in scholarly and creative endeavors on a vast scale. Our academic research enterprise affects the world. The University is defined by a culture of interdisciplinary teaching and research, coupled with academic rigor. We encourage our students, faculty and staff to transcend disciplinary boundaries by tackling complex and vexing challenges facing modern societies at local, national and global levels.

We gladly accept the challenges and opportunities confronting us and understand that the University of Michigan must change, adapt and grow to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving society. We will always focus on the horizon.

The University of Michigan is proud to offer “an uncommon education for the common man.”

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