State’s top universities partner with Detroit to provide economic forecasting specific to the city
Lars Bjorn: A pioneering researcher, expert on Detroit’s jazz scene
UM-Dearborn professor emeritus Lars Bjorn is still an integral part of Detroit’s jazz scene today. As the president of the Southeast Michigan Jazz Association for over a dozen years, he continues to support and encourage jazz musicians throughout the state. “The jazz scene in Detroit is getting better. It has been up and down, primarily with the fortunes of the city, but it is coming back,” he says. “It’s still a vital jazz scene.” To see jazz in Detroit, Bjorn suggests the historic Cliff Bell’s jazz club.
U-M faculty win international design competition to reimagine Detroit’s arts and cultural district
Three University of Michigan faculty members are part of a team who won an international design competition that will unite 12 cultural and educational institutions located in Detroit’s Midtown and change the way visitors and Detroiters experience the area.
U-M has a number of initiatives that are dedicated to serving the city of Detroit and its residents
through education, research and service.
Michigan Impact: Detroit
Learn about initiatives in which U-M faculty, students, alumni and programs are collaborating with communities across the state to improve our quality of life.
Partnership on Economic Mobility
The Partnership on Economic Mobility is a joint effort between U-M Poverty Solutions and Detroit to improve economic opportunity and mobility for Detroit residents through the use of evidence-based strategies.
Semester in Detroit
Through this student-led initiative, U-M undergraduates live, learn, and work in Detroit to engage in transformative learning, and to create and maintain reciprocal relationships within the Detroit community.
Detroit Urban Research Center
The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center is a partnership between U-M and Detroit researchers and organizations who strive to foster health equity in Detroit through collaborative research, programming, and policy-making.
Memory and Aging Project
Housed in the U-M Detroit Center, the University of Michigan Memory and Aging Project (UM-MAP) is the primary memory and aging study at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC).
The Detroit Partnership
The student-run Detroit Partnership facilitates service opportunities in the city of Detroit, fostering partnerships between students and community groups.
Researchers, educators, and students from across the three U-M campuses and Detroit-based organizations strengthen connections to Detroit and each other through a daylong showcase of research and learning practices.
Michigan Engineering Zone
The Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is a space where Detroit students are provided the support, knowledge, and tools they need to pursue higher education and careers in STEM.
Go Blue Guarantee
The Go Blue Guarantee reflects U-M’s commitment to keeping a world-class education affordable and accessible to all Michigan residents pursuing undergraduate study at U-M Ann Arbor.
“At every step of the way, we are driven by the foundational premise, established back in 1817, that our collaborations will have the greatest impact when we work together for the benefit of our shared society.”
—president Mark Schlissel