Michigan University

Overview

  • Posted Opportunities 14
  • Founded Since 1850

Organization Description

The Michigan University (Michigan, or UMich) is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based public research university. The Institution of Michigania was founded in 1817 by an act of the former Michigan Territory as the Catholepistemiad, or the University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became a state. It is Michigan’s oldest university. In 1837, the college relocated to Ann Arbor on 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus, a United States historic district. Since its inception in Ann Arbor, the institution has grown to include approximately 500 buildings distributed throughout the city. Since 1850, when the state’s second constitution was officially adopted, the university has been governed by an elected board of regents independent of the state. Michigan University’s website