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US-SA Higher Education Network features in its inaugural newsletter the UMAPS program and Provost Philbert’s visit to South Africa

United States - South Africa (US-SA) Higher Education Network, in their recently launched newsletter, talks about Provost Philbert’s visit to South Africa, his meeting with African partners, and UMAPS alumni.

ASC welcomes the 2018-2019 cohort of the UMAPS program

The fourteen scholars are faculty from universities in Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon, and Tanzania. To-date ASC has welcomed 149 scholars since the program launched in 2009.

The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan

ASC provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research, and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.

Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine.

The center is organized around five primary research initiatives— African Heritage (AHI)African Social Research (ASRI)Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2)Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa)U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program—that have been funded separately by the Office of the President and different stakeholders on campus.

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