Welcome to UMaine

Maine’s Flagship university

Welcome to UMaine

Maine’s Flagship university

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Excellence of UMaine, UMaine Machias highlighted in 2022 annual college guides

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CCI researchers among internationally recognized scientists leading new $25M Center for Oldest Ice Exploration

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Zillman Art Museum opens five new galleries with fall exhibitions

We are UMaine

UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. We help students create success stories with world-class faculty members, internationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, and a friendly, safe atmosphere located near some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

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UMaine Machias

The University of Maine’s regional campus in Machias is the state’s coastal university, where the land and sea, communities and natural ecosystems provide the context for a unique learning and living experience.

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UMaine has pushed me in every way, in terms of independence, knowledge, leadership, empathy and confidence. By consistently pushing me outside of my comfort zone, UMaine has prepared me well to pursue my goals in science.”

Bailey West, Valedictorian, Class of 2021

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UMaine Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science graduate students Haley Jean and Sara Kelemen conduct rainfall simulation experiments on strawberries in an effort to find how climate change will affect small fruit production in the Northeast.

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UMaine Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science graduate students Haley Jean and Sara Kelemen conduct rainfall simulation experiments on strawberries in an effort to find how climate change will affect small fruit production in the Northeast.

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We are Maine’s research university

The University of Maine advances learning and discovery through excellence and innovation in its academic programs while addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through research-based knowledge. UMaine is the state’s only public research university. Faculty and staff conduct research in every county in Maine, on all continents and in oceans worldwide.

16

major interdisciplinary
research centers
and institutes

$104M

in research awards
in FY20

4

 public research dollars
out of every 5 spent
in Maine are from UMaine

Statewide impact

Fulfilling the land grant teaching, research and public service mission, border to border

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UMS TRANSFORMS

The Harold Alfond Foundation is bringing people together to bring transformative change to the University of Maine System and shape Maine’s new century 

UMaine highlights

Climate Change
Institute

Celebrating 50 years of excellence, learning and discovery through research

Council on Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion

Advising leadership on institutional efforts and actions to ensure inclusive excellence