Ford School impact

The research done at the Ford School is rigorous, innovative, and impactful. Our scholars and students build knowledge while also making a real difference in the world. It's an exciting place to be.

H. Luke Shaefer, associate dean for research and policy engagement


Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are leading the charge on public policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
We tackle critical challenges that support the people of Detroit and its surrounding communities.
Our faculty think, speak out, and teach about structural inequality–about differential outcomes and experiences for Black people and other marginalized populations in education, policing, health, economics, finance, and other key...
The Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center has made the University of Michigan a leading, dynamic hub for engagement with the foreign policy community and a national leader in international policy education.
Free speech. The exchange of ideas. Fair and free elections. Democratic institutions. These are fundamental aspects of our democracy, and they require work, reform, and commitment to uphold them.  Our community is engaged deeply in the issues of the...

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