Strengthening Institutional Linkages

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Why are many educational interventions one-dimensional in their approach to collaboration?
What if educational partnerships comprehensively and strategically invested in student, faculty and institutional development?

In 2016, UI collaborated with ASU’s Center for the Advanced Studies in Global Education to facilitate the proposal and acquisition of a $21.9 million grant from The Mastercard Foundation to establish the Strengthening Institutional Linkages program. Designed to increase collaboration between select Mastercard Foundation Scholar partner universities, ASU partnered with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, providing accelerated degree pathways in fields related to Ghana’s economic development.

Starting in 2017, ASU will award 150 master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, global logistics and supply chain management in a 3+1+1 format to 4 cohorts of students. While at ASU, scholarship recipients will nurture transformative leadership and professional competencies through engagement in diverse co-curricular programs and support services, including mentoring, community service and internships. In addition, the partnership will bring 42 faculty members from Kwame Nkrumah to ASU to help support Mastercard Foundation Scholars, creating opportunities for broader student and faculty exchange and joint research that will enrich both universities.

Read more about the initaitive on the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College webpage.


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