Affiliated Units and Centers

Aligned with MSU academic colleges, affiliated units and centers help faculty and students collaborate with ISP to create international opportunities that advance knowledge in their academic disciplines and interests. Activities are designed to benefit the educational community and the public sector—regionally, nationally and internationally. These centers are home to many of MSU's externally funded international research and development projects, providing opportunity for faculty and students to work throughout the world.


two people in a field, a tree in the foreground, mountains in backgroundCenter for Advanced Study of International Development

The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) in the College of Social Science promotes and coordinates the study of international development from the perspective of the social sciences. CASID provides assistance to MSU faculty seeking external funding for cross-unit, cross-disciplinary international development research and project activities in collaboration with partnering units.


GCFSI.jpgGlobal Center for Food Systems Innovation

The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) is one of eight development labs funded by US Global Development Lab at the United States Agency for International Development. The GCFSI mission is to create, test, and enable scaling of effective solutions and evidence-based approaches to a defined set of future critical global trends impacting food systems.


CGC.jpgCenter for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CGC) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to extend the wealth of knowledge and the power of discovery embodied in the state of Michigan and MSU to improve the lives and livelihoods of peoples throughout the developing world. CGC coordinates both academic and nonacademic units to build an international dimension in ongoing programs of teaching, research, and extension.


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The mission of the Office for International Studies in Education (OISE) in the College of Education is to promote understanding of K-12 and post-secondary institutions, policies, practices, and cultures in diverse educational contexts around the globe. OISE encourages the integration of cross-cultural perspectives in teaching, research, and outreach, to prepare globally-conscious educators, researchers, policy makers, and citizens.


Word cloud for CIBERInternational Business Center

Since its inception in 1990, the International Business Center in The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management (CIBER) has leveraged MSU’s leading-edge competencies to provide superior education, research, and assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on issues of importance to international trade and global competitiveness.


Lansing mosaic on side of concrete road dividerGlobal Engineering Office

The Global Engineering Office in the College of Engineering engineers works with faculty and students to engage with partners around the world. MSU scientists are working on sustainable energy research, environmental and water solutions, engineering design challenges and next generation cyber technologies that lead developments in the academic, public and private sectors.


IIH participants stand in front of Hospital Municipal in Bajos de HainaInstitute of International Health

The Institute of International Health (IIH) at MSU is committed to improving the quality of life in resource-poor and disadvantaged communities around the world. In pursuing its goals, IIH works closely with MSU's International Studies and Programs to apply academic and research methodologies to global health challenges.


side-by-side_campus-streetlamp.jpgOffice of International Research Collaboration

The Office of International Research Collaboration (OIRC) works collaboratively with faculty across campus to assist in developing large, multi-disciplinary, multi-college research proposals for external funding that focus on college and university international research priorities.