Research Initiatives

The hallmark of the University of Michigan's research enterprise is excellence across the breadth of its 19 schools and colleges, coupled with a strong culture of cooperation among academic disciplines.

Building on these core strengths, U-M periodically launches major research initiatives—novel programs that bring together the perspectives of diverse disciplines, as well as of industry and other partners, to address emerging challenges and opportunities in areas of broad potential impact.

University of Michigan Research

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$1.4 billion in annual research expenditures
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2.8 million sq. ft. of lab space for research
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100 graduate programs ranked in the Top 10
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227 centers and institutes across campus

Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives

Data Science

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Precision Health

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Biosciences

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Poverty Solutions

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Sport Science

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Urban Collaboratory

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Beyond Carbon Neutral

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RNA Biomedicine

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Research Impact

"As the top public research university in the United States, the University of Michigan serves as a critical pipeline of innovative ideas and people that supports the vitality of our nation's economy and enhances our quality of life."

S. Jack Hu
Vice President for Research
University of Michigan