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The Office of International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University established the Office of China Programs (OCP) in July 2005 to implement President Lou Anna K. Simon’s China Initiatives.

This establishment was MSU’s long-term strategic plan as the nation’s premier land-grant university for the 21st century through academic, research, and economic development initiatives and global, national, and local strategic alliances.

After more than 10 years’ service to the MSU campus community and the State of Michigan, the OCP is advancing with MSU’s world-grant vision not only in China but across Asia.


The Office of China Programs (OCP) facilitates and serves major MSU missions in China. OCP works on multilateral and multidisciplinary research collaborations, student recruitment, alumni relationship, and university advancement etc. by establishing a well-known, functional, and effective profile on campus, in China and Asia. This operation positions MSU and its education and research priorities in Asia to have close ties with the university. 

OCP plays leadership roles in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Developing collaborative education and research programs;
  • Facilitating technology transfer and consulting service;
  • Assisting various MSU offices and programs in their activities in China.


To establish an international research and education platform in China to promote MSU’s “World Grant” strategies in Asia by collaborating and working with partners and various stakeholders.