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Company Overview of University of Maryland

Company Overview

University of Maryland is an educational institution that offers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs in agriculture and natural resources, public affairs, behavioral and social sciences, arts, education, engineering and humanities fields. The colleges and schools of the university include School of Architecture, College of Information Studies, and School of Public Affairs. University of Maryland was founded in 1882 and is based in College Park, Maryland. It has endowment assets worth $324.3 million.

College Park, MD 20742

United States

Founded in 1882



Key Executives for University of Maryland

Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine and Chief of Dermatology at the UM Medical Center
Director of University Communications and University Spokesperson
Director of Biotechnology Research and Education Program
President of Student Government Association
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

University of Maryland Key Developments

University of Maryland Appoints Amitabh Varshney as Interim Vice President for Research

The University of Maryland has appointed Amitabh Varshney, Ph.D., as Interim Vice President for Research, effective October 3, 2016. In this role, Varshney will provide strategic leadership to support the continued growth of UMD's $560 million research enterprise. Varshney joined the UMD Department of Computer Science faculty in 2000, and since 2010, has served as director of the UMD Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). Varshney succeeds Patrick O'Shea, Ph.D., the previous Vice President and Chief Research Officer of UMD, who was recently named the next president of University College Cork in Ireland. Varshney will continue in his role as Interim Vice President for Research until the completion of the search.

Corporate Office Properties Trust Announces Joint Venture Partnership with University of Maryland

Corporate Office Properties Trust in partnership with the University of Maryland, will break ground on a new 75,000-square-foot building at 5801 University Research Court. The building aims to attract businesses and organizations that focus on research and technology, as COPT's existing 240,000 square feet are 100% occupied. Located near a current Green Line Metro stop and adjacent to a future Purple Line stop, this is the third building in the joint venture partnership between COPT and the university. Consisting of three 25,000-square-foot floors with flexible floor plans and Class-A finishes, the building will also include an outdoor plaza to provide an enhanced pedestrian experience that maximizes the value of its proximity to growing retail and residential options nearby. The public-private partnership between the university and COPT encompasses 128 acres dedicated to research and innovation, and is home to leading research organizations in environmental and earth science, food safety, agriculture policy, language and national security.

The University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Announces the Opening of the University of Maryland Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors in College Park, Md

The University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, announced the opening of the University of Maryland SAFE (Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors in College Park, Md. Located near the College Park campus, the SAFE Center will draw on the combined resources and the wide range of disciplines of both UMCP and UMB to address human trafficking.

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