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Quick facts about the University of Michigan’s commitment to global education.
- U-M was ranked 15th globally in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings in 2014. The university was ranked as the world’s 17th top institution in the Times Higher Education World University rankings in 2014.
- More than 65 languages are taught at U-M.
- The university has official websites in Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. It also has an account on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like social media service in China.
- Students from U-M were awarded 28 Fulbright grants for the 2014-15 academic year – more than any other public university. Only one other institution – Harvard University – received more than U-M, which led the nation six times in the past decade.
- U-M was one of five U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2012 Sen. Paul Simon Award that recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization.
- As of the fall semester of 2012, a total 8,491 international students, scholars, faculty and staff studied or worked at U-M.
- U-M is the No. 4 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers, with a total 2,458 since the organization was founded in 1961.
- The university was ranked No. 11 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2013-14, with a total 7,237 international students, according to the Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education, a New York-based nonprofit group.
- U-M was ranked No. 6 in the nation in the total number of students studying abroad, with 2,365 students overseas in 2012-13, according to the most recent Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education.
- U-M’s International Institute houses 17 centers and programs focused on world regions and global themes.
- U-M has more than 18,000 international alumni.