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Seeking to bolster student recruitment from Africa
and build partnerships with universities, officials
from the United States in March carried out the first
U.S. education trade mission to Africa. The education trade mission led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of
Commerce for Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte
focused on South Africa, Ghana, and Cote d'Ivoire.
A delegation of 25 U.S. college and university
representatives explored ways to facilitate partnerships between U.S. and African educational
institutions as well as how to provide resources and
information to students from sub-Saharan Africa
who have an interest in studying in the United States.
"Africa presents a number of opportunities for
U.S. institutions seeking to globalize their campuses,"
Jadotte said. "Outwardly mobile students make up
25 percent of all students on the African continent-
the highest rate in the world. Enhancing education
and expanding study abroad opportunities for African students-future leaders and innovators-better
prepares young people for the 21st century global
workforce and economic opportunities."
While more than 1 million international students
studied in the United States in 2014-2015, just
34,000 students came from sub-Saharan Africa,
according to data from the Institute of International
Education (IIE)'s 2015 Open Doors report which is
funded by a grant from the Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

SHUTTERSTOCK/ RICCARDO MAYER

"Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the
European Union or leave the European Union?"
That is the question that UK voters will answer
in late June when the British government holds a
referendum on the United Kingdom's membership in
the European Union.
Universities in the United Kingdom have come out
in support of remaining in the European Union, with
more than 100 vice chancellors drafting an open letter
published in the Sunday Times urging the public to vote
for continued EU membership. The letter states that EU
membership has a positive effect on UK universities,
and allows for more collaboration and
efficiency.
"Inside the EU we are
better able to collaborate
with partners across
Europe to carry out
cutting-edge research,
from medical and
healthcare advances
to new materials,
products and services,"
said the letter. "In the
EU the UK is also a more
attractive destination for
global talent, ensuring that
our students are taught by the best
minds from across Europe. This has a direct impact
on our economy, driving growth, generating jobs, and
improving people's lives."
According to Julia Goodfellow, president of
Universities UK and vice chancellor of the University of
Kent, membership in the European Union is beneficial
for universities in the United Kingdom as well as being
positive in terms of advancing science and research that
improve people's lives.
"Outside the EU, we risk cutting ourselves off
from unique support and networks and undermining
the UK's position as a global leader in science and
innovation," Goodfellow said.

U.S. Education Mission to Africa

Expanding
Study Abroad

Ungar

In an article in the March/April 2016
issue of Foreign Affairs, the magazine
produced by the Council on Foreign
Relations, former Goucher College
President Sanford J. Ungar highlights
the need for U.S. students to study
abroad and recalls his experience
working to expand study abroad
participation while president of
Goucher College. NAFSA executive
director and CEO Marlene M. Johnson
is quoted in the article, titled "The
Study-Abroad Solution: How to Open the American Mind."
The article is available online at https://www.foreignaffairs.
com/articles/united-states/study-abroad-solution.

COURTESY OF SANFORD UNGAR

UK Universities Push for
Continued EU Membership


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Toward a Better World
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The University of Virginia Seeks to Emulate Its Founder
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