The University of Michigan will award the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC — a Bangladesh-based development organization that works to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor.
In one of the closest World Solar Challenges in the history of the 1,800-mile sun-powered auto race, the University of Michigan was the first American team to cross the finish line in Adelaide, Australia.
The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and the William Davidson Institute are partnering to sponsor an NGO Leadership Bootcamp for leaders of 20 non-governmental organizations from countries that have recently undergone democratic transitions.
While an obstetrics and gynecology resident in Ethiopia, Dr. Lia Tadesse saw too many women suffer and die simply because they didn't have access to proper care. She vowed she'd pursue a path in ob-gyn to help prevent such deaths in her home country.
Five teams from the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University are sharing $1 million in awards for research projects in the sixth round of funding of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.
Mark S. Schlissel will begin his first international visit as president of the University of Michigan on July 5 when he travels to Beijing and Shanghai to spend a week meeting with alumni, students and Chinese research partners.
The University of Michigan is expanding its biggest international partnership, launching a new program for engineering students in China who want to earn a Master of Management degree at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
After surviving the massive earthquake, researchers and staff of the University of Michigan in Nepal are providing tents, food and other aid to hard-to-reach communities near the epicenter.
The University of Michigan International Institute has awarded a total of $150,000 to 52 U-M students through its Individual Fellowships program. Students will travel abroad between May 2015 and May 2016 to conduct research or intern in 39 countries.
Imagine community health workers fanning out across rural villages and muddy fields to survey villagers in West Bengal, the fourth-most populous state in India.
In tropical Grenada, where bananas and mangoes grow and the sea meets gorgeous sands, all is not paradise.
Architecture student Bjørnar Haveland will be awarded the 2015 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship that will support his yearlong study of two of the world's oldest refugee camps, and help him develop ways to improve the quality of life in the settlements.
The university has received a gift of $2 million to establish the Thai Professorship of Theravada Buddhism, which will further enhance one of the largest Buddhist studies programs in North America.
This professorship, dedicated to the Thai tradition of Theravada Buddhism, is believed to be the first such chair in the world.
The International Institute will host Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams and Perseus Strategies Managing Director Jared Genser at a Human Rights Initiative panel discussion on March 17.
The University of Michigan was the eighth-largest producer of Peace Corps volunteers last year, with 51 undergraduate alumni serving around the world, the agency has announced.
Students from U-M have received 28 Fulbright grants — more than any other public university in the nation during the 2014-15 academic year, the U.S. State Department announced Thursday.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar grantees
Disciplines within quotation marks are the Fulbright specialization categories in which the award was made.
For Sudhakar Reddy, volunteering is more than a passion: it’s central to his philosophy of sustainability.
"In Indian philosophy, after age 50, it’s important to be giving back to your family, friends and society, and those who are deserving. And how do you give back to them? You have to get involved. This is a sustainable approach."
Camels and horses run free on the plains of Umnugobi province, Mongolia. That's where graduate student Elise Tolbert learned to tolerate the dust and air pollution, as she asked people to join her research study to assess arsenic and uranium exposure in their drinking water.