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IU in Africa: Leveraging longtime engagement to expand our global reach

Building on decades of collaborative research, international partnerships and global health efforts in Africa, Indiana University has formally launched a new Global Gateway office in Accra, Ghana. Read stories about how IU students, faculty and administrators have been engaged in the continent and what is to come with IU’s latest international office. 

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AMPATH Kenya: IU and partners create visionary global health model

Indiana University formed a partnership with a medical school in Kenya nearly 35 years ago and created a model of global health collaboration that was visionary in its emphasis on equitable partnerships and long-term sustainability.

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Collaborations in Africa foster leadership, research, entrepreneurship

The IU Office of International Development has played a key role in many projects fostering research activity, youth leadership and entrepreneurship in Africa in advance of the university’s grand opening of the IU Ghana Gateway.

IU professor leads study abroad program to advance inclusive education in Ghana

Education professor Tina O’Neal is leading the inaugural program that will offer professional development opportunities in inclusive education to Ghanaian educators while broadening IU students’ perspectives on urban education in a global context.

Roberto Swazo in Angola

As Fulbright Specialist, School of Education professor helps Angola transform education model

Roberto Swazo was the first Fulbright Specialist to go to Angola, spending five weeks in the African country in fall 2023. At Óscar Ribas University, he introduced the concepts of socio-emotional learning, student-centered teaching and school counseling as part of the graduate learning experience.

What can elephants tell us about human aging? IU public health researcher wants to find out

Since humans and elephants have similar lifespans, Indiana University researcher Daniella Chusyd wants to determine how different elephant species live so long without the benefit of medicine and science. 

Bongeka BuhlebaMashasha Hlengwa-Selepe leads an activity at the African Language Festival to teach the pronunciation of vocal clicks in the

African Languages Festival demonstrates language teaching excellence

Indiana University teaches more languages than any university in the country, and faculty are leaders in teaching less commonly taught languages. IU attracts more than 600 students each year who study African languages.

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Professor’s fellowship with USAID makes lasting impact on global agricultural policy, practices

An expert in soils and agriculture, Pierre-André Jacinthe was selected and assigned to a yearlong appointment with the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security.

Nearly 100 people gathered in the atrium of the Hamilton Lugar School.

National African Language Resource Center hosts conference to inspire African language educators

As a U.S. Department of Education Title VI funded program dedicated to the support of African language educators and learners across the U.S., the center sponsors a wide range of educational and professional activities designed to improve the accessibility and quality of African language instruction.

Black Film Center & Archive awarded NEH grant to archive, digitize Vieyra collection

A processing archivist and a graduate student will be hired for three years to process, digitize and make available the collection of Paulin S. Vieyra, a filmmaker, producer and scholar whose career is central to West African film history. 

$1.5 million grant will apply innovative global health approaches to benefit Hoosier communities

IU to improve the health of Hoosiers with grant from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

IU will improve the health of Hoosiers by applying innovations and expertise built through its decades-long partnership in Kenya to rural and urban communities throughout Indiana.

AMPATH’s success and growth illustrated in professor’s new book

A partnership between Indiana University and Kenyan communities that has become a model for successful global health collaboration has been captured in a new book by IU professor James D. Kelly.

African language summer institute empowers educators from across U.S.

The National African Language Resource Center Summer Institute at the Hamilton Lugar School is helping meet the increased demand for African language educators, as Africa experiences the most population growth of any continent.