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The Office of China Program (OCP) at Michigan State University (MSU) was established in 2005 to promote and facilitate MSU’s engagement with China. As a leading international research university, MSU collaborates with institutions around the world to co-generate knowledge and co-develop solutions to solve pressing and emerging global challenges. Partnership is at the heart of MSU’s international engagement. To effectively facilitate MSU’s engagements in China, MSU opened its Beijing Office in 2006 that has subsequently provided the university with significant opportunities for faculty and student exchange, joint research, education abroad, student recruitment, and alumni engagement.     


OCP identifies, facilitates, and enables a wide-range of opportunities to foster MSU campus-wide collaborations and partnerships with Chinese institutions. OCP strives to be the China-related resource for the Spartan community through the development of strategic priorities.


Research Engagement

  • Encourage and facilitate innovative, cross-discipline research partnerships by connecting MSU faculty to relevant Chinese institutions;
  • Advise and coordinate the establishment of formal relationships and agreements; and
  • Synergize and energize existing collaborations.  

Student Recruitment

  • Actively engage with local feeder schools and universities for both undergraduate and graduate recruitment;
  • Establish and manage innovative education partnerships with top Chinese universities for both undergraduate and graduate recruitment; and
  • Establish and maintain multi-media communication channels to promote MSU in China.

Education and Training

  • Identify non-degree credit or non-credit based education and training opportunities to expand MSU’s educational reach;
  • Provide learning opportunities about China to the local MSU community;
  • Support and enhance education abroad programs to China; and
  • Explore China-based innovative academic activities to enhance MSU branding.   

Employment and Alumni 

  • Proactively network with employers as well as headhunters to provide internship and job opportunities for MSU students and alumni;
  • Support and facilitate alumni events and advancement activities in China; and
  • Support MSU partnerships and networks in China, including university, government, corporate, alumni, and parents.