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Broad Art Museum 

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is the art museum of Michigan State University. Also an engaged public institution, The Broad is a contemporary museum devoted to the exploration and exhibition of significant art from around the globe. This international focus is supported also by the contextualizing of contemporary art within the history of art by virtue of our historical collection. The Broad MSU is a place where artists’ ideas, words, and actions create a vibrant center for questioning and understanding the modern world.

Dedicated to experimentation and study, The Broad MSU is a laboratory for the new, grounded in a deep appreciation for the historical. With a historic collection containing objects from the Greek and Roman periods, through the Renaissance, and on to the Modern, The Broad is unique among contemporary art museums in its ability to frame the broad range of contemporary art practices within a firm historical context.

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision. More than 70 percent of the 46,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space. The museum is named for Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of Michigan State University, who provided the lead gift for the museum.

Business Connect 

Michigan State University has a long history of successful partnerships with the business community and a hard-earned reputation for creatively applying knowledge to real-world problems.

MSU Business-CONNECT was established to help companies leverage MSU’s wealth of resources more efficiently. The Business-CONNECT team works with companies to align business goals with MSU’s intellectual capacity and ability to deliver, drawing on MSU’s extensive base of human knowledge and source materials, high-end scientific equipment and facilities, and invaluable international connections and educational services.

Spartan Innovations 

Spartan Innovations, L3C, is focused on helping to turn MSU innovations – ideas, technologies, creative activities – into successful Michigan businesses. We provide five key resources to support the launch of more MSU start-ups:

  • University-wide entrepreneurship education;
  • Student stipends to support participation in hands-on new business learning situations;
  • CEO mentors-in-residence to help manage new business start-up projects;
  • Access to a network of external new venture investors;
  • Gap funding to support the earliest stages of MSU technology development.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) and operated by Michigan State University (MSU). FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society in medicine, homeland security, and industry.

The heart of FRIB is a high-power superconducting linear accelerator that supports all cutting-edge methods of producing rare isotopes. FRIB will enable scientific research supporting a community of more than 1,000 scientists from around the world.

FRIB has been base lined by DOE-SC at a total project cost of $730M with project completion in June 2022. The Project is managing to an early completion in December 2020.

Institute for Entrepreneurship

Teaching - To enrich the teaching of entrepreneurship, and support related programs and activities in the Broad College of Business’s undergraduate specialization in entrepreneurship and its MBA secondary concentration in entrepreneurship.

Research - To advance and promote academic and applied research on entrepreneurship, venture capital and private equity; and to disseminate academic and applied research and core knowledge to our constituents: University, alumni and community high-tech and biotech entrepreneurs; Venture capital and private equity practitioners; The State legislature; The Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Outreach - To help stimulate economic development in the State of Michigan and to support the commercialization of Michigan State University’s own innovative ideas based on a wide range of research projects.

MSU Extension 

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses.  For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan’s economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children to dream of a successful future.

With a presence in every Michigan county, Extension faculty and staff members provide tools to live and work better. From a personal meeting to information online, MSU Extension educators work every day to provide the most current information when people need it to ensure success – in the workplace, at home and in the community.

Whether it’s helping grow Michigan’s agriculture economy, capturing opportunities that use our natural resources in a sustainable way, controlling health care costs by giving individuals the information they need to manage chronic illness or preparing tomorrow’s leaders, MSU Extension is creating opportunities and building communities that make Michigan strong, prosperous and a great place to live.


MSU Technologies is Michigan State University's technology transfer and commercialization office.

We facilitate the commercial development and public use of technologies and copyright-able materials developed by MSU faculty and staff. Our goal is to move MSU's technologies from the lab to the marketplace to improve lives and communities locally, regionally, and around the world.

To accomplish that goal, our office

  • manages the university's extensive intellectual property portfolio, evaluating the commercial potential of each invention
  • works with MSU researchers on the invention disclosure and technology transfer process
  • protects inventions by filing patent applications
  • markets and licenses commercially viable technologies to large corporations and small-to-mid-sized businesses
  • works with Spartan Innovations to launch start-up companies based around MSU technologies
  • facilitates confidential disclosure and material transfer agreements (CDA/MTA)

MSUT's knowledgeable staff of professionals possesses a useful combination of technical and industry experience and will personally work with both researchers and industry representatives throughout the commercialization process. Find the technology manager assigned to your campus unit.

MSU Technologies is part of the MSU Innovation Center, in collaboration with MSU Business-Connect and Spartan Innovations.

Office for International Students and Scholars

The mission of the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is to provide support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.

Services include:

  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations.
  • Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU.
  • Serving as a liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars.
  • Contributing to the internationalization of MSU by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions.

Outreach and Engagement 

The Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement fosters MSU's land-grant mission by connecting university knowledge with community knowledge in mutually beneficial ways. UOE provides resources to assist academic departments, centers and institutes, and MSU-Extension on priority issues of concern to society by encouraging, supporting, and collaborating with MSU faculty and academic staff to generate, apply, transmit and preserve knowledge.

This scholarship focus is applied to a broad range of community-defined needs, with special focus on:

  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community-economic development
  • Technology-human interface
  • Community health and well-being

Within these contexts, UOE also engages in research designed to demonstrate the disciplinary and inter-disciplinary impact of engaged scholarship and on faculty work and university-community partnerships.

In all of its work, UOE emphasizes university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic, transformative, and anchored in scholarship.

Research Technology Support Facility

The Research Technology Support Facility (RTSF) is a collection of five analytical facilities which provide the fundamental tools for modern life science research.

The complexities and costs of the tools involved in 21st century science require a full-time staff focused on the understanding and maintaining the instruments. These research tools are part of a hub of facilities connecting research in diverse areas of science.

Consolidating these tools into the RTSF allows for specially trained staff to provide researchers with sophisticated analyses.

The expertise and protocols needed for next-generation bio-analysis are complex and changing almost daily. MSU researchers will enjoy the efficiency of having RTSF focus on understanding the equipment. As a central resource, we keep current with the latest developments and provide the edge needed for MSU researchers.

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