SISU: THE INNOVATION INSTITUTE AT NMU
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.