Hi, my name is Anne Campbell and this is my blog.  Its purpose is to collect examples and ideas of higher education’s impact on international development through research initiatives, cooperative programs, and faculty and student mobility.

I first became interested in this field while studying with other international students at the University of Nottingham in 2001.  My interests and knowledge deepened during my 7 years of managing international scholarship programs at the Open Society Foundations, working with Medecins Sans Frontiers in emergency humanitarian aid, helping to develop international civil society organizations, and overseas volunteer work.

I am currently a PhD candidate in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota.  My primary research interest is in the relationship between international development and the universities and foundations that fund it.  As you probably gathered, I find this to be a vibrant, quickly-expanding, and absolutely fascinating field.  In addition, I consult for a variety of organizations on international project development and management.  More information about this work can be found at anneccampbell.com.

I welcome your comments – the good, the bad, and especially, the thought-provoking.  If you have additional articles or ideas to share or would like to discuss something off the record, please write me at anne.c.campbell@gmail dot com.  Thank you for reading!


2 Responses to About

  1. selfscholar says:

    Cool blog, very enthusiastic. Keep it up.

  2. You will find the example of the Collaborative Research Support Programs co-funded by USAID and the participating universities to be a good example of the intersection of International Development and Higher Education. These programs, started in 1978, work on agricultural research topics in the US and developing countries. The site http://www.crsps.net tracks their accomplishments in degree training, research projects, and publications.

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