Michigan State University main website

MSU Global Impact Initiative

From our pioneer land-grant beginnings to our latest achievements, we have advanced the common good with an uncommon will.

But today, the world requires more from us. The pace is faster and the problems more complex. The ability to anticipate change and respond nimbly is crucial, and it will differentiate the 21st century’s leading institutions of higher education.

Through the MSU Global Impact Initiative, MSU will recruit more than 100 new faculty investigators to our research team to help accelerate finding solutions to the recognized “Grand Challenges.”

This comprehensive investment will focus new and enhanced research endeavors around energy, health, education, the environment, national security, and global development. Concurrently, this initiative will propel Michigan State University forward, allowing us to aggressively pursue big ideas, innovation, and global impact.

We invite you to learn more and share our enthusiasm as we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.