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Diaspora in Higher Education Development

While flying Air France recently, I flipped through their in-flight magazine and came upon this figure: “$300 billion: The amount of money sent by émigrés all over the world back to their country of origin every year – triple the … 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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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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Michigan State aims to build agricultural expertise in Africa + Asia

Last month, it was announced that Michigan State will lead a $7.3 million grant to strengthen agricultural research institutions and support agricultural degrees in Ghana, Uganda, Mali, Mozambique, and Bangladesh.  Named the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) … Continue reading

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Solar-powered liberal studies in a Kenyan Camp

In the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwest Kenya – with its dust storms, malaria, and malnutrition – one can earn a Diploma in Applied Liberal Studies from an American university.  Students are fighting hunger, cholera, and scorpions to study Margaret … Continue reading

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