The will to make a difference
What drives each of us makes a difference to all of us. There’s a spirit that runs deep inside MSU students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. We call it Spartans Will. Check out this year’s 360-degree, interactive President’s Report to see what motivates some Spartans — from an award-winning plant researcher to a renowned coach.View story photos
Tapping century-old Spartan barley
MSU’s agricultural roots are infusing Michigan’s robust beer industry with the revival of Spartan barley.View story photos
Then and now
MSU Spartans have been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. While our pioneer land-grant values continue to be at the heart of MSU’s work as a top global research university, the campus landscape reflects changing times and needs. As MSU celebrates Founders’ Day, take a look at the MSU campus, then and now.View story photos
Fighting Zika with 'mosquito factories'
Combatting some of the world’s most feared — and dangerous — diseases calls for unconventional thinking. MSU research Zhiyong Xi and his team have developed “mosquito factories” to help stop the spread of Zika and dengue fever in China and Mexico.View story photos
Smarter. Safer. More connected.
MSU’s culture of innovation and leading-edge automotive research puts faculty and students in the driver’s seat as they help map the future for autonomous and connected vehicles.View story photos
2016 Year in Review
Take a look back at the top MSU social media posts and comments of 2016.View story photos
What we're made of
As Spartans, what we’re made of makes a difference. The ingredients we have in common are a recipe for success. Celebrate that dash of something special that makes Spartans a force for good. Best wishes for a happy holiday and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!View story photos
A seat at the table
MSU's endowed chair positions draw top talent and create opportunity. They are invaluable when it comes to furthering scholarship, attracting funding and the best graduate students and faculty and opening possibilities for collaboration across campus and with partner institutions.
Engaging students for success
MSU took the top spot for student engagement among public research universities in the recent inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking, scoring higher on engagement than many of the nation’s most prestigious schools — private as well as public.View story photos
A better-nourished tomorrow
The world’s population is growing by about 200,000 people every day. That's tens of millions of people every year. To feed them, food production will need to increase by about 70 percent annually by 2050. MSU researcher Brad Day is working to create tools and technologies that will feed the world’s growing population by unlocking the secrets of plants to learn how they fend off diseases and survive in extreme conditions.View story photos