Economic Development

University of Mississippi

Our Purpose

Economic development at the University of Mississippi is fostered through the synergy of talent and place to yield innovations. Our unique assets, the UM Advantage, contribute to the origination and support of projects that improve the economic status of citizens in Mississippi and enhance the quality of life for individuals throughout the world.

News & Events

UM Professor Hopes To Revolutionize Alloy Development

Discovering, developing and commercializing alloys and other advanced materials can take up to 20 years, but a University of Mississippi mechanical engineering professor hopes to speed up the process by applying computational methods to the periodic table.  A paper detailing that work co-authored by Amrita Mishra, a UM assistant professor, and seven other professors from other universities was published recently in Scientific Reports, a publication of Nature. (May 2016)

Online MBA Earns First-Place Ranking from College Choice

Consistently ranked among the nation’s top programs for some time, the University of Mississippi’s online Master of Business Administration degree program has been ranked No. 1 based on what students feel are the most important factors when choosing a college for post-graduate studies. (April 2016)

UM and Waters Corporation Dedicate Natural Products Training Center

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and National Center for Natural Products Research, in partnership with Waters Corp., dedicated a state-of-the-art natural products training center including laboratories, an informatics suite and lecture space.  The training center includes five laboratories, occupying 3,000 square feet that can be used to educate government officials, academic or industry professionals, and scientists on best practices in natural products and botanical dietary supplements. (April 2016)