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Michigan State University Extension internship program set to expand

Michigan State University

The Michigan State University (MSU) Extension internship program promotes MSU Extension as a future career path for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources undergraduates. Based upon the success of last year’s internship program, the program has expanded from seven interns in 2013 to 13 interns for the 2014 year. One successful intern from last year’s program included Riley Collins, an ... Read More »

Legal education gaps in UAE ‘need to be filled’

UAE Universities

By Melanie Swan Education authorities are seeking international law schools to come to Dubai and offer professional development and further education in English to the country’s lawyers. Employers are crying out for more law graduates, and if more universities offered such courses it would also help UAE lawyers to further their careers, providing another incentive for students to enter the ... Read More »

Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp

Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants. “One of the largest impediments for the pulp and paper industry as well as the emerging biofuel industry is a polymer found in wood known as lignin,” says ... Read More »

Snyder backs 6.1% hike in aid for Michigan universities

Gov. Rick Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder will call for a 6.1 percent boost in state support for universities, the largest percentage increase of taxpayer support for higher education since 2001, The Detroit News has learned. Snyder will ask lawmakers to increase state university spending $80.3 million and give Michigan’s 28 community colleges a 3 percent hike in funding of $8.9 million more in ... Read More »

Michigan’s research universities generate $15.5B economic impact, 74K jobs and $375M in tax revenue

University of Michigan

Michigan’s three largest public universities spent more than $2 billion on research in 2011 and generated an estimated $15.5 billion economic impact to the state, according to a 2012 economic report released. University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University —the three schools that are a part of the state’s University Research Corridor— awarded roughly 31,680 degrees in ... Read More »

CMU joins 450 universities in pledge to increase number of students who graduate in 4 years

Central Michigan University is one of more than 450 universities nationwide taking part in a universal effort to help more students receive degrees in a timely fashion. On Oct. 2, CMU joined an effort organized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to increase the accessibility of a college education. ... Read More »

MSU announces new online certificate program in hospitality management

The Leader in Hospitality Business Education Offers Essential Skills and Credentials to Help Meet Presidential Push for Hospitality Industry The School of Hospitality Business – a unique, industry-specific School within U.S. News-ranked Michigan State University’s (MSU) Broad College of Business – is launching a new Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality. This online program is particularly relevant because recent ... Read More »

US: Universities put $300M into auto research

University of Michigan

A new report says three Michigan universities have spent more than $300 million on automobile-related research over the past five years and are turning out graduates with science and technical degrees that prepare them for jobs in the industry. The analysis by the Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group was released Wednesday at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference on Mackinac Island. ... Read More »

US: MSU’s enrollment higher, out-of-state draw rising

As more and more students become Spartans and the university’s national enrollment ranking remains among the top 10 largest American universities, Michigan State University (MSU) continues to increase its out-of-state draw. MSU has the eighth highest enrollment in the nation, according to data from universities’ websites. Since fall 2000 the number of out-of-state students has increased to 5,161, about a 2,000 ... Read More »

US: More Chinese students hire college agents

Besides leaving behind the pollution that plagues the environment near his home in the Shanghai area, general management senior Zeshan Jiang also wanted to come to the US for college because of the degree offerings and academic reputation of American universities. But to help him choose which university to attend, he hired an agent to help navigate him through the ... Read More »

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