Engaged and multidisciplinary learning opportunities have always been a priority at the University of Michigan. During our third century, U-M is modeling itself for the immense challenges facing the nation and the world.
As we have for decades, we will be aggressive in developing new approaches to teaching and research, and fresh ideas that will improve people’s lives. Our graduates must be able to work effectively with others who are different from themselves and in settings that are much different than anything they’ve experienced.
U-M President Mary Sue Coleman introducing the Third Century Initiative