The University of Michigan has one of the largest alumni groups in the world. A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning maintains close contact with over 7,000 graduates in close to 70 countries throughout the world. These close connections provide the college with opportunities for applied research and provide students networks for internships and jobs. Our award-winning alumni have received awards such as the AIA Young Architect Award, SOM Traveling Fellowship, and the Aga Khan Award. They live all over the country, from Washington D.C. to San Francisco, and across the world, including Hong Kong, Korea, and Dubai, and they are working in various industries, including graphic design, architecture, and education. Alumni include Raoul Wallenberg, one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century; renowned Indian architect, Charles Correa; James van Sweden, whose firm has been credited with creating a New World Landscape; and Marshall E. Purnell, current president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).