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SISU: THE INNOVATION INSTITUTE AT NMU

Developing ideas beyond the preconceived limitations through extraordinary perseverance; the spirit of SISU.

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What is "SISU"?

The Finnish heritage of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan people developed the attitude of “sisu” (pronounced – see’-soo). To the Finnish people, sisu has a mystical, almost magical meaning. It can be roughly translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.

About the Institute

SISU is an institute for innovation and transformational education encouraging the cultivation of ideas leading to relevant and sustainable university services and academic programs. It provides a welcoming and inclusive space for members of the NMU community to bring or generate, collaborate, and develop ideas for programs and services.

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SISU Institute Mission

Our mission is to develop ideas beyond the preconceived limitations through extraordinary perseverance; the spirit of SISU.

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