Research, Entrepreneurship & Engagement


With expenditures in excess of $1 billion, research is central to the university's mission and permeates all of our 19 schools and colleges. U-M is a strong advocate of promoting collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives that involve faculty and students from across campus.

In addition to research, entrepreneurial activities have grown tremendously over the past decade and the university has created an extensive network of resources and programs that provide opportunities for faculty and students to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Creates research partnerships between undergrads and researchers across U-M.
Engaged Michigan
Provides a hub for resources and storytelling around interdisciplinary and engaged learning, teaching, and research.
Innovate Blue
U-M currently offers more than 40 entrepreneurial courses and programs across campus.
Made at Michigan
Highlights student and alumni innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research is central to U-M's mission. The disciplinary reach of the university‚Äôs research programs is exceptional. Only agriculture is not represented, and even this discipline receives basic research attention in the biology units and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.