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National research universities play a critical role in advancing our health, security and quality of life by developing comprehensive, interdisciplinary solutions to global problems, and by stimulating jobs and economic development. Strategically located inside the Capital Beltway, the University of Maryland has extensive collaborations with federal agencies and private corporations that position our University as a national leader on the great societal issues of our time, including global climate change, big data, bioengineering, language and linguistic research, and cybersecurity. We can truly be considered the nation’s research university.

Building the global university

At the turn of the 20th century, Professor Woodrow Wilson said that every man sent out from a university should be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time. At the beginning of the 21st century, we can say that every person sent out from a university should be a person of the world as well as a person of his or her time.

Turning research into jobs in Maryland

About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often credited with creating good jobs.

Higher education partnerships yield results

Maryland researchers dream about the possibilities of personalized medicine — using advanced technology to customize treatments for individual patients. Developing the treatments will take a broad mix of engineering, computer science, medical and biological expertise. The first critical step involves assembling this scientific dream team.

Federal Funding Drives Innovation

The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education helped America prevail in the Cold War and fueled prosperity.

The Clash of Ideas Strengthens Our Universities—and Our Nation

Nearly two centuries after his birth as a slave in Maryland, the great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass has come home. His statue, just installed at the University of Maryland, now towers over a square inscribed with his soaring words on racial justice and the transformative power of education.

Dedication of Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building on Dec 3

This Thursday, December 3, at 2 p.m., the University will officially dedicate the Art-Sociology Building as the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building in memory of the late congressman and civil rights leader who desegregated our campus. Everyone is welcome.

UM strives to unify tech corridor

Maryland's road to a stronger high-tech economy lies at the intersection of its I-95 and I-270 corridors. Better integration of education, research and development in the state's two biggest innovation centers — the Washington suburbs and Baltimore — will spur success.

Nation’s Research University

National research universities play a critical role in advancing our health, security and quality of life by developing comprehensive, interdisciplinary solutions to global problems, and by stimulating jobs and economic development. Strategically located inside the Capital Beltway, the University of Maryland has extensive collaborations with federal agencies and private corporations that position our University as a national leader on the great societal issues of our time, including global climate change, big data, bioengineering, language and linguistic research, and cybersecurity.

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