University of Miami
Consortium Advisory Member:
Dr. Qingda Yang
Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The University of Miami’s main campus is located on 260-acres in the City of Coral Gables, a suburb just south of Miami. Also known as The City Beautiful, Coral Gables boasts a vibrant business and cultural community set in a tropical, Mediterranean environment.
Today, the University of Miami is the largest, most comprehensive private research university in the southeastern United States with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. Nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from every state and more than 140 nations around the world call UM home during the academic semesters. The University has grown from its main location in the City of Coral Gables to the Medical campus located in Downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade county. With more than 9,400 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the second largest private employer in Miami-Dade County.
The University of Miami has become a mecca of cultural and social activities – from the Lowe Art Museum to the Cosford Cinema, from the Gusman Concert Hall to Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. UM has theatres, museums, galleries, an arboretum, and a new convocation and basketball arena, that are among the best in South Florida.