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University of Michigan School of Information


Our mission

Three UMSI students

Our mission

We create and share knowledge so that people will use information — with technology — to build a better world.

Our core values

  • Learning and research that deeply engage pressing social issues
  • Public and scholarly impact
  • Effective stewardship of public and donor resources
  • Pursuit, integration, and respect of diverse intellectual perspectives
  • Being intellectually adventurous and creative
  • Public access to information
  • Civility and respect in public discourse
  • Public undergraduate and graduate education as a path for increased social and economic mobility, in particular for student populations historically underrepresented in higher education
  • Passion and engagement
  • Work-life balance
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion