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Themetic Initiatives

As a top global research university, Michigan State University (MSU) is home to faculty who are working with counterparts in Asia to achieve scholarly excellence and global impact in a number of critical international research themes, including food and agriculture systems, sustainable environment, health and nutrition, and education.

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Developing relevant, responsive, and robust education systems to play a critical role in sustainable economic and social development in Asia and around the world.

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Creating a more sustainable future for communities in Asia with projects and programs focusing on areas such as climate change, green energy, and water.

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Engaging  farmers, policy makers, government entities, and researchers in partner institutions to increase agricultural productivity, improve diets, and build greater resilience to challenges like climate change.

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Solving the world's biggest health challenges, including community medicine, infection and tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, respiratory diseases, malaria, women's reproductive health, environmental health and water quality, food supply scarcity, nutrition, and zoonotic diseases.