Vision & Value
The Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society (CARSS) blends cutting-edge scholarship from a variety of academic disciplines with the expertise and worldly experience of intellectually-inspired practitioners and opinion leaders. Teams work in a setting conducive to intensive collaboration, where theories and results both matter. CARSS creates new knowledge that is, from the start, designed to be tested and refined in the real world.
CARSS enriches U-M’s leadership in pioneering new knowledge, methods and technologies and in serving society’s need to better understand and find solutions for the vexing and urgent issues of our day.
The Center expands U-M’s unrivaled breadth and depth and its unique research infrastructure in social and behavioral science. It creates collaborations of social scientists with ethicists and historians, natural and life scientists, and engineers (among other faculties) and experiments with novel forms of research collaboration between academics and practitioners.
CARSS also looks for new ways to engage the public in creating knowledge and using research. It creates unique opportunities for student participation, while developing new partnerships with corporations, foundations, and public agencies.