MSU Provost Presents to British Council


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Michigan State University Provost Kim Wilcox is discussing potential research partnerships between U.K. universities and MSU with the British Council

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  • Founded 1855. Morrill Act established Land Grant model 1862 5,200-acre campus with 15,000 acres throughout Michigan used for agricultural, animal, and forestry research More than 47,000 students 200 programs of study in 17 colleges Only university in the country with three on-campus medical schools, graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs) 5,000 faculty and academic staff 427,000 living alumni; and 40,000 international alumni Sponsored research $405 million 2008-2009 Site of the proposed $550 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, which will enable researchers from around the world to address leading-edge questions in nuclear structure and astrophysics and bring significant economic activity to Michigan Notable discoveries include: Cross-fertilization of corn in the 1870s Homogenization of milk in the 1930s Anticancer drug cisplatin in the 1960s Materials that reduce dependence on fossil fuels in the 21st century
  • John Hannah – 12 th MSU president - "MSU is a university not only for the people of Michigan but also for the world" Created the first Dean of International Programs at a major U.S. university in 1956 The beginning of over 50 years of institutional commitment to international programming and activity 1995 MSU set an ambitious goal for study abroad participation. Today, MSU has the largest catalog of study abroad programs in the country, sending nearly 1/3 of all undergraduates abroad on some 275 programs on all continents. Ranked #1 in study abroad for public universities (Open Doors 2009) Ranked #10 in international student enrollment (Open Doors 2009) MSU dedicates $61 million of its instructional budget to international programming.   Today MSU has formal agreements with more than 180 institutions and universities abroad
  • MSU Students Abroad MSU sends 3,000 students abroad on nearly 300 programs on all 7 continents Less than 1% of all US students are studying abroad Compared to 1/3 of MSU undergraduate students   In 2009 MSU had the second largest number of students studying abroad from a US university. We were the #1 ranked public university. (Open Doors 2009) In a survey asking newly admitted MSU students what they see as valuable opportunities provided by MSU, Study Abroad is mentioned more often than any other program. In 2009 MSU ranked #4 among large colleges and university for Peace Corps volunteers. We have found that our undergraduates value service learning, civic responsibility and global understanding—and for many the Peace Corps is a natural extension of their education.  
  • MSU started to work in sub Saharan Africa in 1960, the year that 16 countries in Africa won their independence. Since this time MSU has fostered numerous partnerships in Africa: University of Nigeria, University of Zimbabwe, Mali, Malawi. Talk about the broad scope of MSU’s work in Africa… * Climate change funded by Rockefeller foundation to build the first regional climate model for East Africa and match it with crop modeling analysis to aid researchers and crop breeders as they work to create crops that are more drought tolerant * NEPAD: Supporting Africa establish a continent wide biotechnology regulator network * Partnership for Sustainable Community Development in Tanzania: this is a capacity building effort to improve education, health care * Malawi Malaria: Terri Taylor with first MRI to study malaria patients
  • Study Abroad: MSU probably has the largest number of study abroad programs in the U.K. of any U.S. institution with some 40 programs MSU is ranked #5 in the number of students who study in the UK according to the 2009 Open Doors Report Research Collaborations Although we have one of the largest offerings in study abroad and up to 500 students studying in the UK, we have relatively few partnerships We are specifically interested in developing collaborative research in fields such as: Alternative Energy Natural Resources and Sustainability Health & Risk Communications and Education Food Safety and Security Agriculture and Development:
  • MSU Provost Presents to British Council

    1. 1. INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT The MSU Story Kim Wilcox., Ph.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michigan State University UK-US Higher Education Partnerships: Realizing the Potential Conference British Council – London 13 May 2010
    2. 2. 5,000 faculty and academic staff 200 Programs of Study in 17 Colleges Est. 1855 LAND GRANT model Site of $550 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams 5,200 acre campus $405 million sponsored research 47,272 students
    3. 3. $ 61 million Of MSU’s instructional budget is dedicated to international programming “ MSU is a university not only for the people of Michigan but also for the world” 1 st DEAN of International Programs More than 50 YEARS of International programming Ambitious goals for study abroad set in 1995 TOP 10 International student enrollment More than 180 International Partners
    4. 4. MSU sends 3,000 students abroad on nearly 300 programs to all 7 continents 1/3 of MSU undergraduate students Study Abroad top rated attraction for admitted students TOP producer of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers #1 Public University
    5. 5. <ul><li>MSU began to work in Africa in 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Human and Animal Health </li></ul><ul><li>Food Security </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Alternative Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources & Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Risk Communications & Education </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety & Security </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture & Development </li></ul>