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U-M received a silver rating in its first year participating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Michigan is among 111 schools internationally to receive a Silver rating out of the 227 participating institutions. Boosting its highest score in education and research, the university received high marks for its programs with sustainability learning outcomes.

640 Number of sustainability-related courses
offered at U-M

Solar Car Champions

The U-M Solar Car Team won the 2012 American Solar Challenge with its car Quantum for a fourth consecutive American title, breaking a national record for margin of victory. Quantum, U-M’s lightest-ever vehicle, also finished third in the World Solar Challenge in Australia in fall 2011. With more than 100 students from schools and colleges across the university, U-M Solar Car is one of the largest student organizations at U-M.