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Every day, Spartan researchers push the boundaries of discovery to find solutions for a smarter, safer and healthier tomorrow.

Among the top 100 research universities in the world, MSU boasts number 1-ranked graduate programs, innovative research centers and an international community of scientists and scholars.


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Total Research Expenditures in FY2018


Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will advance understanding of rare isotopes, develop applications for society and provide research opportunities for scientists and students from around the world.

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Global Impact Initiative

MSU is recruiting more than 100 new faculty researchers in critical areas where the university can make the most impact, including precision medicine, advanced physical sciences and big data.

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Office of the Sr. VP for Research and Innovation

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation supports the research and creative activity of faculty and students, creating a deeper understanding of individuals, society and the world.

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Undergraduate Research

At MSU, undergraduate students have unparalleled access to the assets and opportunities available at a Big Ten university with an international reputation for life-changing research.

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Science & Technology

Spartan researchers are leading the way to new discoveries every day — from tackling rare genetic disorders to developing autonomous vehicle technology to fighting global water pathogens.

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Spartans are making a difference to individuals and communities near and far by bringing new approaches, discoveries and treatments to bear on community, human and animal health.

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The challenges facing our environment are staggering. See how Spartans are working around the clock and around the globe in areas such as food and water, energy, wildlife and agriculture to find solutions.

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Kellogg Biological Station

Kellogg Biological Station is MSU’s largest off-campus education complex and one of North America’s premier inland field stations.

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