October 31, 2020

University Research Corridor

  1. July 15, 2020

    VP for Government Relations Cynthia Wilbanks announces year-end retirement

    Cynthia H. Wilbanks, who has served as U-M’s vice president for government relations and directed its relationships at the local, state and federal levels for 22 years, will retire at year’s end.

  2. April 24, 2020

    Research universities lend expertise and support amid crisis

    President Mark Schlissel joined his counterparts from Michigan State and Wayne State universities in a tele-town hall to discuss what their institutions are doing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. April 20, 2020

    Schlissel to join other URC presidents on COVID-19 tele-town hall

    The presidents of Michigan’s University Research Corridor universities — including U-M President Mark Schlissel — will participate in a tele-town hall April 23 about COVID-19.

  4. October 21, 2019

    Report: URC remains tops in U.S. in medicine, bioscience talent

    The three universities in the University Research Corridor — which includes U-M — continue to lead the nation’s university innovation clusters in medicine and biological science degrees awarded annually.

  5. December 13, 2018

    URC universities receive $3.5M renewal to study minority aging, health

    The Institute for Social Research is one of three research organizations to share a $3.5 million federal grant renewal to extend the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.

  6. January 24, 2017

    URC R&D spending tops $2.1B, increases 53 percent since ’07

    Michigan’s University Research Corridor was responsible for $2.15 billion in research and development spending in fiscal year 2015, an increase of 53 percent since 2007.

  7. September 28, 2016

    NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health

    U-M is part of a new research initiative to investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development influences the health of children and adolescents. 

  8. January 26, 2016

    URC’s statewide economic impact tops $17 billion in FY 2014

    Michigan’s University Research Corridor — which includes U-M — contributed $17.5 billion to Michigan’s economy in fiscal year 2014, an increase of $700 million over the previous year.

  9. May 28, 2015

    URC schools attracting and developing top talent, study shows

    Michigan’s leading research universities — including U-M — are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan’s economy into the future, a new report confirms.

  10. April 28, 2015

    Report shows URC contributes $16.8B to state’s economy

    The University Research Corridor, an alliance that includes U-M, remains competitive with the nation’s top university research clusters and contributed $16.8 billion to Michigan’s economy in 2014, a new report shows.