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The ORED Mission

Consistent with MSU’s ongoing legacy as one of the nation’s preeminent land-grant institutions, MSU researchers use a multi-disciplinary approach to solve critical issues for Mississippi and beyond. The mission of the Office of Research and Economic Development is foster research that drives innovation and create opportunities in our state and region and across the globe.

ORED carries out this mission by providing support to the faculty, staff, and students whose research leads to increasing knowledge to solve complex problems and engages and through strategic economic development on a local, statewide, and global level.

  • We administer compliance and support units to help researchers accomplish their goals
  • We work closely with state and federal agencies and industry partners to advance funding opportunities and find solutions to complex, real-world problems
  • We coordinate university-wide research centers and institutes that conduct innovative multi-disciplinary research
  • We provide training and support for scholars across campus through seminars, workshops, internal funding programs.

And so much more! We invite you to explore the research capabilities, resources, and supports that are provided by the Office of Research and Economic Development.