University of Michigan

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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.

As one of the top public universities in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years. U-M’s alumni body is one of the largest in the world with more than 611,000 living alumni and includes a U.S. president, scientists, actors, astronauts, and inventors.

The main campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA comprises 19 schools and colleges; there are also regional campuses in Dearborn and Flint, and a nationally ranked health system, Michigan Medicine. In 2017, U-M celebrated its bicentennial, marking 200 years since its founding in the city of Detroit.

Through excellent partners like FutureLearn, the university furthers its commitment to shaping the future of learning by utilizing the interdisciplinary breadth of more than 260 degree programs, 100 of which are ranked in the top 10.

Michigan Online, powered by the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation, furthers this commitment by connecting a global learning community to a diverse and extensive portfolio of courses and degrees carefully designed by world-class faculty experts to meet a variety of learner needs and goals. As the home for online learning experiences created at U-M, Michigan Online broadens the impact of the U-M mission by making our elite public research university’s learning experiences accessible at scale. We are rapidly growing to serve our expanding global U-M community and enabling learners to connect, engage and take control of their life-long learning journeys.

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