Service and Impact to the State

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The University of Maryland plays a critical role in every part of the state’s economy. Each year, our flagship institution graduates thousands of students that strengthen the workforce as scientists, scholars, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators. We attract investment, launch successful startups and stimulate job creation. We share our expertise with businesses and communities on important issues such as health care, education, and the environment. We are proud to serve our state.

President's Five-Year Report and Reflections

As I begin my sixth year at this amazing land-grant and flagship University, it is a moment to step back and take a look at the big picture of the institution.

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.

What Maryland's Economy Needs

Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition.

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.

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.

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