Scholarship and Service
for Society

We challenge the present and enrich the future by leveraging our broad excellence to enhance the public good and make positive, lasting impacts on our world.

We endeavor to provide our graduates with the capacities they need to address contemporary societal problems, and our faculty with the support they need to engage in cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship that creates both ideas and action that improve human communities from the local to the global.


There are several key initiatives at U-M promoting and supporting interdisciplinary work and engaged learning.

“At Michigan, we are strongest when we work to solve problems and promote understanding, together, as one community. As allies. As leaders and best. We are the University of Michigan.”

—president Mark Schlissel

See the president’s message