Michigan State University has been recognized international for progress in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most significantly, MSU was ranked #1 nationally and #4 internationally in the key goal of “Zero Hunger”. The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings are determined through submitted documents and activities by universities which are relevant to SDG indicators.
Additionally, MSU was placed #3 for “Partnership for the Goals”. This demonstrates the work of the MSU International Studies and Programs which utilize international connections to push forward SDGs in curriculum and research.
AAP is proud of its work to bring together member institutions and support international work. Specifically, our recent Partnerships for Innovative Research in Africa (PIRA) grants ensure multi-institutional collaboration on projects. PIRA is a tiered funding opportunity designed to cultivate and support transnational research partnerships which will directly impact lives within Africa and beyond.
AAP has also recently held two of our Public Dialogue Sessions which have utilized global partnerships to better communicate ongoing global challenges within vaccine distribution and soil health. Our latest dialogue session, “The Future of Farming to Meet Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Reflections on Soil Health and Policy”, directly addressed MSU’s dedication to the progress of SDGs.
To read more about MSU’s impact: https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/times-higher-ed-impact
To learn about THE ranking: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/impactrankings#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats