The University of Michigan (UMich) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Founded on August 26, 1817, it is one of the oldest universities in the United States. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and various other accrediting bodies. It is affiliated with several organizations, including the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Academic Alliance.
UMich offers a wide range of academic programs through its various schools and colleges, such as the College of Engineering, Law School, School of Information, and School of Public Health. The university is also home to several research centers and institutes, including the Institute for Social Research, the Center for Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics, and the Michigan AI Lab.
The University of Michigan has a strong presence on social media, with accounts on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. The university's official website is https://umich.edu.
UMich has spun out several companies, including Lycera, Movellus, and Ambiq Micro. The university also owns various facilities, such as Michigan Stadium, Crisler Center, and Yost Ice Arena.
With over 24,000 employees, the University of Michigan is a major employer in the Ann Arbor area. The university's motto is "Artes, Scientia, Veritas," which translates to "Arts, Knowledge, Truth".
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