The world renowned research, faculty, and facilities at the University of Michigan cultivate cutting edge technologies, innovative ideas, and the talent to fuel our economy. Companies, students, and researchers come to U-M to be a part of this work and the exciting energy on campus.
The BEC’s campus partnerships and support from U-M leadership help make the BEC one of the premier corporate engagement programs in the country. We continually pursue strong industrial engagement that fosters win-win strategic partnerships on all three U-M campuses.
Our numbers speak for themselves. Not only the breadth and depth of capabilities of our entire university, but the intense level of corporate engagement illustrates why we are the Leaders and Best.
Business Engagement at U-M in FY19
Total Corporate Investment
living alumni worldwide
Economic impact on the State of Michigan
University of Michigan
Students participated in undergraduate research projects
in Research Expenditures
New Business Startups
PUBLIC Research University
in the U.S.
(National Science Foundation 2018)
Top Public School
in the U.S.
(Princeton Review 2018)
in the Top 10
(U.S. News & World Report, 2017)
Best College Town in the U.S.
$1M renewable gift
$460K in research awards
$500K per year for 5 years
$1.2M over 2 years