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About the II

Mission: Established within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, 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.

The II houses 18 centers and programs focused on specific world regions and global themes. Since its launch more than 15 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.

Each year, the II and its centers distribute nearly $4 million to U-M faculty and students. These awards promote global understanding across the campus and help build connections with intellectuals and institutions worldwide.

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