In recognition of their extraordinary global engagement efforts, APLU named the University of Calgary; Michigan State University; Queen’s University; and the University of Washington finalists for its Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The winner will be announced during the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting November 12-14 in Washington, DC. In this second in a four-part series, APLU spotlights the Michigan State University for its efforts to deepen global learning, research, and engagement.
Michigan State University has long been at the forefront of efforts to advance international education, scholarship, and engagement.
Those efforts have yielded significant progress. The university today ranks seventh in the nation for study abroad participation. Over the past five years, international student enrollment has increased by 10 percent.
Now, the university is working to build on that progress. It is creating a Globally Engaged Citizen Badge for students to develop and demonstrate core competencies of global citizenship. Michigan State University is investing $100 million for recruitment of 100 new faculty researchers to accelerate research aimed at tackling global grand challenges through its Global Impact Initiative. The institution’s Academy for Global Engagement fellowship program focuses on early- and mid-career research faculty who gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become the next generation of leading internationally-focused researchers.