University of Michigan Program Brings African Scholars to Ann Arbor

The African Presidential Scholars Program at the University of Michigan brings a group of African academics to campus each year to teach and conduct research.The stated goals of the program are to help the next generation of African scholars link up with international academic networks and to bring talented African faculty to the University of Michigan to collaborate in research, scholarship, and teaching.

Since the program’s inception in 2009, 38 scholars from Africa have spent a semester on the Ann Arbor campus. The latest group includes 14 academics in such diverse fields as child development, renewable energy, and aircraft design.

The accompanying video includes some African Presidential Scholars discussing their experiences at the University of Michigan.


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