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Montana Higher Education Tries to Keep up With Changing Workforce Needs

Dozens of college presidents, national policy experts, and workforce leaders recently met with Montana employers to start finding solutions to the state’s workforce gaps. “Since Yellowstone, everyone wants to be a cowboy,” she says.

How can AI bring academic research to the fore?

A platform recommends relevant research and makes it easier to understand

New R1 requirements puts UM at risk of losing status

In an article released by the Chronicle of Higher Education, UM was listed as a university losing R1 status in 2025, as the article listed UM as only having 50 doctoral researchers. However, according to Whittenburg, this data does not reflect current researcher numbers as the latest survey from 2022.

How to Build Tech Hubs in the American Heartland

Regions in the US interior are well-positioned to revive their manufacturing industries with new technology.

$4M Award Funds University of Montana Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub

The UM-based hub will accelerate commercialization of biomedical innovation across Montana, Alaska, Idaho, and Wyoming, as well as help academic innovators develop medical products that address unmet medical needs across the U.S.

Montana State receives $6 million to enhance its research impact

“This is an exciting opportunity for MSU to increase its capacity to support and grow translational research activities that will stimulate local and regional economic development,” said Alison Harmon, MSU’s vice president for research and economic development.

Why Business Needs “Ignition Schools”

Ignition Schools stoke innovation and mint founders.

EDA Headwaters Tech Hub is now open and we need your input

This is an amazing opportunity!  Please read the latest updates from Joseph Thiel, complete with instructions, hyperlinks, and additional documents at the bottom.

University of Montana receives $12.3M National Institutes of Health contract for work on TB vaccine

Last month, the Missoula flagship announced UM and its research partners were awarded a five-year contract to develop a new “adjuvant” to be used with the TB vaccine.

Fitbits for cows: Precision agriculture in crops, livestock systems big topic at MSU conference

Montana State University professors highlighted upcoming technology for agricultural crops and livestock at the annual Agricultural Economics conference in Bozeman last Friday.