Four doctoral students have received U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grants totaling $112,539 for research in modern foreign languages and area studies abroad for the 2014-15 academic year, the International Institute has announced.
The University of Michigan climbed four spots to No. 6 in an annual ranking of higher education institutions with the most students studying abroad in 2012-13.
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The International Institute will receive more than $11 million from the U.S. Department of Education through its competitive Title VI program.
With a $25 million grant from an anonymous donor, the University of Michigan will begin training doctors in Africa in reproductive health services not widely available to many women living in remote areas of the continent.
Giving students a global experience — a key goal for the university's third century — is not just about travel abroad, the leader of U-M's global and engaged education office told faculty who gathered recently to hear how some of their colleagues are bringing the world into their classrooms.
Six joint teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have won a share of $1.2 million for research projects exploring new biomedical and energy applications of nanotechnology as part of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.
Heart disease, diabetes, high-blood pressure and other noncommunicable diseases will soon become the leading cause of sickness and death in Thailand as the country becomes wealthier.
School of Nursing Dean Kathleen Potempa discusses her program's longstanding ties with Thailand, the role nurses play in the country's medical system and the importance of the new research project for U.S. and Thai health care.
More than 100,000 people die in India each year from waterborne diseases, but a group of U-M students is hoping to make a difference.
The students, who call themselves the BLUElab India team, traveled to India's western state of Gujarat in early May to survey water needs to help them design filtration and storage technology.
LSA Interim Dean Susan Gelman has named Pauline Jones Luong as director of the International Institute. She will serve a three-year term, effective July 1.
"I am honored and excited to lead the International Institute," said Jones Luong, professor of political science.
President Mary Sue Coleman is the recipient of the 2014 Cassandra Pyle Award that honors her lifelong impact on international education.
Investor Richard Rogel had never traveled to China until he met Kenneth Lieberthal, one of the world’s most-respected Sinologists and professor emeritus at the University of Michigan.
Nineteen U-M students will travel to locations in India in May to work with farmers, community leaders, lawyers, nonprofits and other civic-minded organizations to tackle information challenges and implement solutions designed to have high social-impact value and wide-ranging applications.
The $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship Award for 2014 has been presented to LSA senior Lily Bonadonna, to study the social causes of tuberculosis prevalence in Lima, Peru. President Mary Sue Coleman announced Bonadonna's selection for the second annual award at the Honors Convocation on Sunday.
Zach Petroni believes that to truly know something, you have to experience it. So that's why he spent some time working as a charcoal hauler in Kenya, loading huge bags of the fuel on a rusty, fixed-gear bike and pedaling it 20 miles into town.
During her first trip to China, President Mary Sue Coleman said in a speech that she was trained to be a biochemist who worked in a lab by herself or maybe with a few other scientists in the same field.
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The University of Michigan ranked fifth nationally among the top volunteer-producing large universities for the Peace Corps, with 81 graduates — such as Marissa Falk, who is in Cameroon — currently serving in the agency.
The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and LSA have been awarded $1.3 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a major initiative on the synergies between humanities research and the design of cities.
The U-M International Institute and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation announce the establishment of the Islamic Studies Virtual Curriculum, funded by a $3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The University of Michigan's biggest global partnership has won the Andrew Heiskell Award — one of the highest honors in international higher education, officials said Monday.