University of Massachusetts
The University of Massachusetts is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The system includes four universities, a medical school and a satellite campus.The system is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and across its campuses enrolls about 71,000 students.
Massachusetts boasts a rich network of museums, archives, historical societies, documentary filmmakers, and historic preservation agencies, as well as one of the top public research universities in the nation. Since 1986, the Public History Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has provided a vital link between the University and the Commonwealth"s wide variety of institutions that preserve and communicate history to the public.
To provide an effective physical environment that supports the University of Massachusetts Amherst in its delivery of teaching, research, and public service
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