Mission & Vision

The mission of the Division of Research & Economic Development (D-RED) is to stimulate, strengthen, grow, and safeguard the research enterprise at MSU. It strives to create environments that support and promote research and education, technology innovation and commercialization, economic development, and community engagement. The office will accomplish this mission by assisting individual faculty members in their research endeavors, promoting interdisciplinaryand inter-institutional research, providing administrative support to the University's research activities, and facilitating the commercialization of our researchers' discoveries.

The vision is to advance excellence in research, scholarship, and creative expression at the institution to help MSU become a preeminent research university, and ultimately, a nationally recognized research university that will serve as a driving force for accelerating, facilitating and increasing the discovery of new knowledge, and dissemination, translation and commercialization of faculty discoveries that improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the State of Maryland and Nation.