Maine's Public Universities - University of Maine System

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Public Service and Outreach

Each of Maine’s seven public universities serves the people of our state through public service and outreach activities.  These efforts are a fundamental part of the universities’ mission.

While most people are aware of high-profile service and outreach programs such as the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, they are but two of more than 50 university-related outreach centers, institutes, and programs operated by our universities. In addition, individual faculty and staff members also provide public service and outreach services to businesses, consumers, government officials, schools, and many others.

The nature and extent of our public service and outreach activities distinguish our universities from other public and private entities.  We encourage you to explore the wide variety of opportunities available to you through Maine’s public universities.