Canadian universities join MSU as a partner in The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (PDF)* Published: Thursday, 18 Apr 2013
TORONTO, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The MasterCard Foundation today announced McGill University, University of British Columbia, and University of Toronto as the newest partners in The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program - a $500 million global education initiative. This Program will provide secondary and university education to an estimated 15,000 young people from developing countries, primarily in Africa. MSU partnered with The MasterCard Foundation in September 2012 as one of six Americ
Training educators: it takes a globe Published: Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013
The College of Education incorporates global experience into their doctoral programs, giving graduates a world view on education.
Final Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Lecture set for April 2 Published: Friday, 29 Mar 2013
The Sharper Focus/Wider Lens lecture series will present “Food and the City,” April 2 at the MSU Union Parlor Room BC. The lecture begins at 7 p.m.
MSU: A champion for resilient communities Published: Thursday, 28 Feb 2013
MSU and its partners in Tanzania are committed to unraveling the multi-faceted issues of poverty and are placing a priority on facilitating resilient communities.
MSU’s Engagement with Mali and Community Outreach Published: Monday, 18 Feb 2013
The MSU African Studies Center will be sponsoring a teach-in titled, ‘Why Mali Matters’ on Tuesday, February 19, 2:00pm to 7:00pm at Room 303-305 in the International Center, featuring two former U.S. ambassadors to Mali, and scholars from MSU and other institutions.
Southern Africa Solidarity T-Shirt Exhibit Opens at MSU Published: Monday, 01 Oct 2012
An exhibit of 35 T-shirts from the Southern Africa Solidarity movement opened on October 1 in the lobby of the International Center, part of Michigan State University's recognition of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa.
MSU, The MasterCard Foundation partner on $500 million African scholars program Published: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012
With 50-plus years of engagement in Africa, Michigan State University will partner with The MasterCard Foundation on its $500 million education initiative, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, to provide talented, yet financially disadvantaged youth – especially those from Africa – with access to high-quality education.
MSU's History with Africa Published: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012
MSU’s connection to Africa began in the 1950s when a common philosophy about higher education united two incredible leaders. That philosophy—rooted in a land-grant tradition—has distinguished MSU for more than 150 years.
MSU to lead new global food security effort Published: Monday, 06 Aug 2012
Michigan State University will use a $7.3 million federal grant to cultivate the next generation of agricultural scientists in Africa and Asia, in hopes of improving food security and nutrition there.
Sustainable Community Development Activities Begin in Tanzania Published: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
The MSU-based Partnerships for Sustainable Community Development program is an alliance of local and international organizations working together to make communities more sustainable in their health, education, economic and general well being. Several MSU colleges are involved, as the initiative was designed to take an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to addressing community sustainability issues. The Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID), a joint initiative be
Sri Lanka Working with MSU to Rebuild Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
This past spring, a Sri Lankan delegation of academic officials consisting of two vice chancellors and a former dean from three universities and an executive director of agriculture who also represents the University Grants Commission visited Michigan State University in hopes of furthering higher education partnerships and creating a path toward rapid development in Sri Lanka.
MSU, African Educators Expand Agricultural Education Published: Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Michigan State University researchers are using a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help African educators develop free and open access to agriculture education material, which they hope could improve agricultural practices and contribute to a sustainable economy.
AgShare Open Education Resources is an 18-month pilot project that will enable African educational institutions to create a virtual hub of resources and curriculum for Master of Science d
Brazil Trip Immerses Med Students in Tropical Medicine Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012
Aboard a traveling hospital on the Amazon River, a group of Michigan State University medical students had a lesson in tropical medicine, working with patients suffering from parasitic infections, malnutrition and malaria.
MSU Experts Tapped for Project in Senegal Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012
Researchers at MSU and four partnering institutions in the U.S. will use a $28 million, five year grant from USAID to bolster agricultural education and research systems in Senegal, in hopes of increasing food supply and improving nutrition.
MSU Strengthens Partnerships in Brazil Published: Friday, 20 Apr 2012
In a move designed to strengthen research collaborations and educational resources, Michigan State University, Federal University of Para (Universidade Federal do Pará), Federal University of Bahia (Universidade Federal da Bahia) and University of São Paulo have joined to launch The Brazil Partnership Program.
Shaping India’s Educational Future Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
Michigan State University’s College of Education has been tapped by one of the world’s most influential philanthropic organizations, the Azim Premji Foundation (APF), to improve teacher education throughout India.
Encouraging Entrepreneurs Around the World Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
This past fall marks the pilot run of a new partnership, where 20 King Khalid University (KKU) students will join a class of MSU students via an interactive open educational resource entrepreneurship education curriculum.
Rehab Counseling Research Goes Global Published: Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
From video games, to smartphone apps, to geo-tagging on Facebook, technology plays an ever-increasing role in just about everyone’s life. At Michigan State University, researchers in the field of rehabilitation counseling want to know how technology can make a difference for those with intellectual disabilities.
Last fall, MSU co-hosted an international conference on the topic in Ireland and announced that it would join an interdisciplinary research team to study the issue
Experts on Africa to gather in East Lansing to discuss assistance for African development Published: Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- This month, Michigan State University will host a town hall meeting with African scholars, development professionals, international leaders and students to discuss United States assistance in the development of Africa
MSU Presents International Awards Published: Thursday, 24 Mar 2011
On Wednesday, March 23, at its International Award Ceremony, the Office of International Studies and Programs celebrated staff, students and community members for their efforts to foster international understanding.
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