The return rate to Africa has been declining. In the 1970s, 65 percent of the African scholars who earned degrees at Western universities returned to Africa. Since 2010 the rate is only 40 percent.
The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne has entered into an agreement with the Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan. The agreement calls for academic exchanges and study abroad opportunities.
The four students from African nations have been awarded full scholarships at Penn State. The scholars will also receive mentoring and internship opportunities. The first cohort includes two students from Ghana and one each from Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
Only 5 percent of Emory’s African art collection can be displaced at one time. The refurbished galleries allow museum officials to easily change exhibits, allowing for more of the university’s vast collection of African art to be seen by museum visitors.
The University of Louisville has entered into an agreement with the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
Saint Augustine’s University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of the Pacific in the South American nation of Colombia. The agreement will allow for student exchanges beginning this coming academic year.
Birmingham City University enrolls about 22,500 students and its student body is considered to be one of the more diverse in England. Beginning in the fall of 2017, the university will offer a bachelor’s degree program on people of African descent, their culture, their history, and their contributions to British society.
Chicago State University has entered into an agreement with Edwin Clark University in the Delta State of Nigeria. Under the agreement, the two universities will participate in student exchange programs.
Fifty-nine African-born scholars currently teaching at colleges and universities in the United States or Canada, will return to Africa this summer as Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows. Ten currently teach at historically Black colleges and universities.
Stephanie Akpapuna from Lagos, Nigeria, is the third member of her family to be named valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans. She will continue her education in the master of fine arts degree program in stage and production management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
African Americans are about 13 percent of all undergraduate students but only 5.6 percent of the students who study abroad. A new partnership aims to increase study abroad opportunities for students at all minority serving educational institutions.
Howard University in Washington, D.C. was the only HBCU that made the list of the top 25 producers of Peace Corps volunteers in the three categories of large universities, medium-size colleges and universities and small colleges and universities.
Under the partnership agreement, University of Chicago faculty and graduate students will spend time at five research centers in Africa to serve as teachers, tutors, and researchers.
Under the agreement, up to 25 students from the Dominican Republic will receive government-funded scholarships for graduate study at Tuskegee University. Most will study in the natural sciences, engineering, agriculture, and animal sciences.
The African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries has sent nearly 1,750 books to libraries in Gambia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.
According to new data from the Institute on International Education, in the 2013-14 academic year there were 1,844 scholars from sub-Saharan African nations teaching at U.S. colleges and universities. This is down more than 13 percent from the 2012-13 academic year.
Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, recently signed agreements with Yeungnam University College in South Korea and Changchun University in China.
Scientists at the University of Connecticut, Yale University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new method of detecting sickle cell disease that can be used in remote areas that do not have advanced medical technology.
The Peace Crops Prep Program is designed to train students who are interested in working abroad in international development work. Fort Valley State is the 39th educational institution nationwide to join the effort.
Alabama State University, the historically Black education institution in Montgomery has signed a partnership agreement with Adekunie Ajasin University in Nigeria. The agreement calls for both student and faculty exchanges between the two universities.
Of the 304,467 American students studying abroad in all areas of the globe, about 5.6 percent, are African Americans. A decade ago African Americans were 3.4 percent of all U.S. college students who studied abroad. More than 13,000 U.S. college students studied at universities in sub-Saharan Africa in the 2013-14 period.
In the 2013-14 academic year, there were 31,113 students from sub-Saharan Africa enrolled at colleges and universities in the United States. They made up 3.5 percent of the 886,052 foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities.
Some 60 million Americans over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home. This is about one fifth of all Americans. Nearly 900,000 Americans speak an African language at home. Among the most common African languages in the U.S. are Kru, Ibo, Yoruba, Cushite, and Swahili.
A new study led by researchers at Stanford University finds that efforts to increase the use of sanitary facilities in rural African communities can have a significant impact on child growth and health.
The “sister” libraries will participate in staff exchanges and research projects. Members of the staff of the libraries will participate in virtual seminars and academic meetings and the two libraries will exchange reference and other library materials.
The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has signed an agreement with 72 Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing sustainable peace environments throughout Africa.
Priscilla Takondwa Semphere, a native of Malawi, is a sophomore at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She won a contest that has provided her seed money to launch the Ekari series of books which she hopes will give African children a more positive view of themselves.
Dr. Zeleza has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He will become vice chancellor of U.S. International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, on January 1.
According to the report, there were 2,120,000 child labors who worked on cocoa production in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire during the 2013-14 harvest season. Some 94 percent of these child laborers were involved in hazardous work.
The University of Chicago has signed a new partnership agreement with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). Under the agreement the University of Chicago will provide faculty members and graduate students to AIMS centers across Africa to assist in the training of AIMS graduate students.
Wendell Adjetey and Etienne Mashuli, both graduate students at Yale, have received a fellowship from the nonprofit Echoing Green that will be used to start a foundation, school, and library in Burundi’s capital city.
Anbessa Teferra was appointed to the position of senior lecturer of Semitic languages at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He is the first immigrant from Ethiopia to be granted status as a tenured senior lecturer at an Israeli University.
Baroness Valerie Amos has been named director of SOAS at the University of London. SOAS was founded in 1916 as the School of Oriental Studies and has since expanded its mission to also focus on Africa and the Middle East.
The origin and the meaning of the name of the Owa Ehan building on the campus of Florida International University in Miami have been a frequent topic of discussion on campus. Now an assistant professor at the university has found the answers.
This summer the Center for Integrative Leadership at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is hosting a group of 25 young African leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute.
The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.