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Uniting Michigan through innovation

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is a leading national academic research cluster: fostering talent, academic research and economic revitalization in the state.

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An alliance of Michigan’s three leading research institutions

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Sustainability

Sustainability means meeting our current needs without compromising the future — merging environmental care with economic opportunity.

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Life & Health Sciences

We’re pioneering breakthroughs in health and biology, promising better health outcomes for all and deeper scientific insights.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing efficiency and innovation across sectors, heralding a new era of technological advancement.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is critical to the modern economy, enabling the development of faster, more efficient, and smarter technology.

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Data & Insights

Discover the reach of our influence

Delve into the URC’s detailed analyses of how our premier research institutions fuel economic growth, lead among U.S. academic collectives, and effect meaningful change in critical sectors like K-12 education, pandemic management, infrastructure development, and more.

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Presidential highlights

Discover the latest initiatives and insights from our Presidents on X (formerly Twitter). Get a glimpse into their day-to-day leadership.

It was wonderful to spend time in Flint over the past three days! The Flint community is so important to Michigan State University. Our faculty continues to improve the lives of those who call Flint and Genesee County home through their research, teaching and community outreach.

MSU is proud to be an economic engine in supporting and strengthening our local economy! @michiganstateu's Lansing regional economic impact is an impressive $3.8B, driven by local spending, including construction projects, local partnerships & university supplies for operations.