The practical application of visionary and groundbreaking research to solve the most daunting challenges has been a hallmark of Michigan State University since our land-grant beginnings in 1855. Since that time, we have not only fostered projects, but have carved out new fields of study and built partnerships across our state, throughout the nation, and around the world. These efforts can flourish and multiply with private support, and Spartans can advance the common good in ways that save lives, solve global problems, strengthen the economy, and change the world.
Research and development funding from private support has increased 48% since 2004. We seek targeted investments in MSU research to dramatically expand our capacity for meaningful transformation. The global challenges we embrace require the best minds, working in collaboration across disciplinary and geographic boundaries, to stimulate deep understanding and develop effective solutions.
Michigan State is exactly the right place to think about how we develop a sustainable global food system. We have the expertise and the interest.
C.S. Mott Chair of Sustainable Agriculture
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources