UM-Dearborn is more than a top-ranked university. We are an active community partner, an agent for change and a catalyst for local businesses and industry.
Since our founding in 1959, University of Michigan-Dearborn has established effective, collaborative partnerships with businesses, schools, government agencies and nonprofits in our metropolitan region. Through these partnerships, we’ve created community initiatives, hands-on programs and business partnerships that engage our students, staff and faculty in our efforts to revive and renew southeast Michigan.
We attract students who want to make a difference. They attend UM-Dearborn to take full advantage of our experiential learning and research opportunities, and they graduate work-ready and civic-minded. Nearly 80 percent of graduates stay in the region to continue working for and on behalf of local businesses and communities.
The Business Engagement Center (BEC) advances research, education and economic development by partnering with businesses to give them access to the university’s vast resources. Connect with faculty to utilize their expertise or partner with our programs on collaborative research and sponsored projects. Companies can recruit students for internships and co-ops, rent our facilities and equipment or work with us on a strategic philanthropy plan.
The Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) supports and creates programs to engage students, faculty and community partners in mutually beneficial activities that impact southeast Michigan. We seek out and broker strategic community partnerships, provide faculty seed grants and facilitate connecting students to meaningful engagement and internship opportunities. We also host Public Allies Metro Detroit, an AmeriCorps program at UM-Dearborn.
UM-Dearborn houses a number of offices and centers that can be a resource for your business or organization. Explore our offerings below to learn how you can connect with the university.
Committed to Michigan: 80% of our graduates stay in the state, and the university partners with more than 1,000 businesses.
UM-Dearborn's College of Business has been named a best business school for the sixth consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review's 2015 edition of "The Best 296 Business Schools."
UM-Dearborn announced a $12.5 million bequest from the estate of Arthur Kochoff. It will be used to create the Kochoff Pathway to Success Scholarship Program, which will support nearly 600 students with financial need in its first four years alone.
College of Engineering and Computer Science students demonstrated the creative side of engineering this summer as they introduced kids to music technology.
UM-Dearborn's College of Education, Health, and Human Services partners with a Detroit elementary school for lessons in sustainability
UM-Dearborn has announced a record-breaking enrollment of 9,193 students for fall 2014, an increase of 190 students from last fall.
Ed.D. student Lisa Willerick preps her students at Romulus High School for success in their relationships and in the workplace.
University of Michigan-Dearborn again was ranked seventh among master's-level public universities in the Midwest in an annual guide to American colleges published by U.S. News & World Report.
Environmental science student Thomaz Carvalhaes partnered with Focus: HOPE this summer to improve access to public transportation in Detroit.