About

The University of Michigan Detroit Center was founded in September 2005 in an effort to mutually enrich University and Detroit communities through service, education, research and the exchange of culture. Serving as a visible symbol of the nearly 200-year relationship between university and city, the Detroit Center provides a gateway for University and urban communities to utilize each other’s learning, research and cultural activities.

Conducted under the auspices of the University’s Office of the Provost, the facility accommodates research projects and outreach initiatives while also offering space for an increasing number of University programs involving Detroit citizens and organizations.

The facility includes offices and space for meetings, exhibitions, and lectures while serving as a home base for students and faculty working on projects in Detroit. Learn More about Detroit Center →

News + Updates

Martin Luther King Day at the Detroit Center January 15

Experience MLK Day at the University of Michigan Detroit Center with a live simulcast, luncheon and panel discussion.

Qualcomm opens Thinkabit Lab in UM Detroit Center

Qualcomm Inc. will open its new Thinkabit Lab in the Michigan Engineering Zone in Detroit at a private event Thursday afternoon.
In collaboration with the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the program’s goal is to help close the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap. Officials expect the initiative to reach 1,500 Detroit-area high school students in its first year before expanding to reach 3,000 middle and high school students annually.

Noel Night Returns to the Detroit Center December 2

Events

Concert of Colors

Concert of Colors

Detroit Center

July 15-16, 2017

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Noel Night

Noel Night

Detroit Center

December 2, 2017

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Detroit Engagement Training Workshop Series

Detroit Engagement Training Workshop Series

Detroit Center

October 14 – December 2, 2017

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM