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Data Sources and Definitions

International Education, Research and Outreach 

International Projects Dashboard 

External funding and project data included in this dashboard is obtained from MSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Kuali Coeus (KC) Research Administration database and does not reflect the following: independently conducted faculty research and scholarship, education abroad, representation of international students and/or scholars, MSU-funded international activities, or any international activities that are not routed through and captured by the KC database. Fee-for-service work may or may not be included. 

This dashboard includes data starting from 1/1/2017, using data based on the MSU board date (the date an award is approved by MSU’s Board of Trustees), not awarded date. A multi-year award may be allocated all at once, and in this case, the data is reflected in a single year. Alternatively, a multi-year award may be allocated incrementally (typically annually) over the duration of the award period, and in this case, the data is reflected incrementally over the duration of the award period.Projects are categorized as single-country, multi-country, and regional, depending on how many countries are involved in the project. "Multi-country" is 2-5 countries and "Regional" is more than 5 countries within a single region.Theme assignment is subjective and based on the title and any other available information. Projects are assigned to one theme and subtheme, even for multidisciplinary projects. 

International Student Enrollment 

Definition: The Registrar Office defines a student as international based on their country of residence. 

Source: Office of the Registrar, Geographical Sources of Students - Other Countries report. 

International Education Abroad 

Definition: Those MSU students that enroll in experiences (education/research) that occur in foreign countries.  

Source: Office for Education Abroad, International Studies and Programs (ISP) 

International Agreements Data 

Definition: A cataloging of Memorandum of Understandings/Agreements with international partners.  

Source: Dean’s Office, International Studies and Programs. 

International Research Collaboration 

Definition: Identification of scholarly output (peer reviewed journal articles, book reviews, etc.) by an MSU faculty member(s) with a coauthor(s) that is affiliated with an international organization or academic institution. 

Source: InCites, Web of Science bibliographic Platform by Clarivate.