U-M has a number of initiatives that are dedicated to serving the city of Detroit and its residents
through education, research and service.

“The University of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1817, and we have remained committed and connected to this city. Providing a home for our many Detroit projects in the heart of the city’s cultural center makes us far more visible and accessible and enables us to be a part of its revitalization. We look forward to the way this center will strengthen the partnership between U-M and Detroiters.”

—U-M President Mary Sue Coleman in introducing the U-M Detroit Center to the Detroit community in 2005