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Automotive and Manufacturing

Urban Learning. Global Impact.

Detroit is the birthplace of the auto industry. And while the city is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, the region remains a global leader in manufacturing and automotive production thanks to the Big Three and more than 10,000 manufacturing facilities located in Southeast Michigan. In Midtown, Wayne State’s position as a major urban research university is driving innovation in these areas. Through an array of programmatic pathways, interdisciplinary research experiences and industry partnerships, WSU students have direct access to employers and are at the forefront of everything from automotive safety and autonomous vehicles to sustainable manufacturing global supply chain management and advanced materials manufacturing.

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