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June 25, 2013

The United States and India Announce Awards Connecting Universities to Solve Global Challenges

US India Universities, Global Giants

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Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opens a Higher Education Dialogue in New Delhi, India, on June 25, 2013. State Department Photo.

US India Universities, Global Giants

ENLARGE

Photo: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with young Indian leaders who have participated in programs in the United States as he arrives at Lodi Gardens in New Delhi, India, on June 24, 2013. State Department Photo.

In a continuation of the educational partnership between India and the United States, the U.S. State Department has announced eight institutional partnership projects for the second round of 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards:

U.S.-led Partnerships:

Harvard School of Public Health
Project Title: Harvard-India Nutrition Initiative
Partner Institution: St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore

Ohio State University
Project Title: The STEM Faculty Project: Training the Next Generation of STEM Faculty at Higher Education Institutions in India
Partner Institution: Aligarh Muslim University

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Project Title: Inclusive Universities: Linking Diversity, Equity and Excellence for the 21st Century
Partner Institution: University of Pune

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Project Title: Partnering for Success: Advancing Sustainability Research and Education in India
Partner Institution: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Indian-led Partnerships:

Annamalai University
Project Title: Tamil Nadu Energy Futures: Mapping Uncertainties and Risks
Partner Institution: Tennessee Technological University

Assam Agricultural University
Project Title: Engineering ADP - Glucose Pyrophosphorylase (AGPase) enzymes for heat tolerance in rice
Partner Institution: Washington State University

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women
Project Title: A Sustainable ‘Response to Intervention’ model for successful inclusion of children with disabilities - A India-US Partnership
Partner Institution: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

National Institute of Technology - Trichy
Project Title: Cognitive based Curriculum Development Tool for emerging areas of Computer Engineering and Management Studies for improving Teaching-Learning Process
Partner Institution: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and President Barack Obama of USA had announced the Obama-Singh Initiative in November 2009 as an affirmation of their commitment to building an enhanced India-U.S. partnership in education. The next request for proposals for the Obama-Singh Initiative grants will be announced in July 2013.

|GlobalGiants.Com|


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