Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University began life as the Michigan Mining School in Houghton in 1885. Established by the state of Michigan to train mining engineers to better operate the local copper mines, they began their journey with four faculty members and 23 students on the second floor of what is now the Houghton Fire Hall. They became Michigan Technological University in 1964 and, with a new president, Raymond L. Smith (1965-79), enrolment would grow from 3,400 to more than 7,600, and the number of faculty would increase to near 300. Michigan Tech will lead as a global technological university that inspires students, advances knowledge, and innovates to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. They deliver action-based undergraduate and graduate education and discover new knowledge through research and innovation. They create solutions for society’s challenges through interdisciplinary education, research, and engagement to advance sustainable economic prosperity, health and safety, ethical conduct, and responsible use of resources. They attract exceptional students, faculty, and staff who understand, develop, apply, manage, and communicate science, engineering, technology, and business to attain the goal of a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. Their success is measured by accomplishments and reputation of their graduates, national and international impact of their research and scholarly activities, and investment in their University.
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