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The II has more than 500 faculty affiliates from 37 U-M colleges, schools, and departments.
International Institute Profile
Established within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1993, the University of Michigan International Institute (II) stimulates research and teaching on critical areas of the world and on international issues that cut across world regions and disciplines. The institute fosters cooperation among the university’s departments, schools, and colleges.
Since its launch nearly 20 years ago, the II has developed and supported international teaching, research, and public affairs programming that helps students and faculty see the world through a global lens.
The II houses 17 centers and programs focused on specific world regions and global themes. Our centers rank among the nation’s finest in their respective fields of study and bring together faculty experts from across the U-M campus. Six of our centers have been designated as U.S. Department of Education National Resource Centers and a seventh as a Center for International Business Education. These designations are earned in prestigious national peer-reviewed competitions.
Each year, the II and its centers distribute nearly $4 million to U-M faculty and students, resulting in approximately 400 grants for international study and research. These awards promote global understanding across the campus and help build connections with intellectuals and institutions worldwide.