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Driving Academic Excellence and Research Impact

Think of the biggest challenges facing society and you’ll find Spartans working to solve them. One of the top research universities in the U.S., Michigan State University is the home of top-ranked programs, rapidly rising research funding, faculty advancing critical fields and educating tomorrow’s leaders, and innovations that make life better.

Innovative research that improves lives

MSU’s rising research funding, nationally recognized faculty and programs, and innovative research facilities push the boundaries of discovery and yield solutions that adapt to a changing world.

Advancing climate solutions

Spartans ensure people and the planet are more resilient in a changing environment by partnering with communities to create practical climate solutions that improve quality of life.

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Accelerating nuclear science discoveries at FRIB

At the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, scientists investigate the makings of atomic nuclei and how the universe formed while helping to drive innovation in medicine, nuclear security, environmental science and more.  

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Growing agriculture innovation

Our renowned plant researchers are collaborating on solutions to grow more abundant, nutritious and resilient plants that will feed a growing population.

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Driving the future of mobility

We’re creating a premier ecosystem for autonomous vehicle research and development of technologies and systems that will drive the future of transportation.

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Academic Excellence and Student Success

A leading public research university, MSU offers more than 400 areas of study across 17 degree-granting colleges. Top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, world-class faculty and dynamic learning facilities empower students to create personalized paths that prepare them to succeed and lead.

Faculty Distinctions and Honors

Leaders, Innovators, Mentors

Accomplished faculty propel MSU to global distinction and contribute to our standing as one of the best universities in Michigan and the nation. They are celebrated for their excellence at the highest levels by distinguished university recognitions and are inducted into highly respected national academies and associations.

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