The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation—and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research and outreach for more than 150 years. It offers more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges and an affiliated law college. Many of MSU’s programs are nationally ranked.
In addition to its 5,200-acre campus in East Lansing, MSU operates 19,600 acres throughout Michigan for agricultural, animal and forestry research.
Students from all 83 counties in Michigan, all 50 states in the United States and about 130 other countries who are interested in combining education with practical problem solving are attracted to MSU.
The URC is an incredible asset for our industry, state, and citizens in terms of the scale of R&D conducted at its universities in critically important areas. Medical and healthcare discoveries with the potential to improve and save lives position Michigan as a top state for innovation in the life, medical and health sciences.
The University Research Corridor showcases Michigan’s world class universities, economic competitiveness, and scientific breakthroughs being made every day in our state. This innovative partnership is creating jobs, fostering relationships with all types of businesses, from our largest corporations to smallest entrepreneurial businesses, and driving innovation in all sectors of our economy.
I think certainly there has been an uptick in entrepreneurship in the state, and I think a lot of that is owed to the URC getting more involved in economic development in the last 10 years.