Monthly Archives: September 2012

University partnerships + new research uncovering challenges

There is a relatively new initiative by USAID that has the same name as this blog. Well, almost the same name. Higher Education for Development (HED) is a joint initiative of USAID and the US Department of State to manage “innovative partnerships … Continue reading

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Who wants to build research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa?

Developed countries have achieved their level of development through research that led to new technologies and their subsequent application. Developing countries now recognize the importance of research as a major driver of socio-economic advancement. …in Africa, much of the research … Continue reading

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Visitor Map

One of the most enjoyable parts of keeping this blog is learning from where viewers come. As of today, the blog has received more than 500 views from across the world, including Switzerland, Kenya, Colombia, Macedonia, Burma, Saudi Arabia, and … Continue reading

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Water at the crossroads of higher education + international development

From August 26th to 31st, the World Water Week Conference was held in Stockholm. Here is a short summary of some of the big issues and warnings. We need to start collecting and reusing the water we have now. We need to … Continue reading

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Follow-Up: Free, open online courses as development tools?

To continue the themes of my August 25th post, Free, open online courses as development tools?, I share the following from today’s New York Times: A Free Online University Tests the Water. University of the People touts that it is the … Continue reading

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A U.S. Liberal College Partnership for Palestine

Satellite campuses or international branch campuses – or as I prefer to call them, “outpost campuses” – are a relatively new endeavor. Wikipedia tells me that branch campuses worldwide grew from 35 before 1999 to 162 in 2009. And it seems … Continue reading

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