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Enrollment in MDP Programs Expands

This fall, with support from MacArthur, nine universities worldwide are welcoming the first students for new Master’s in Development Practice degree programs. Read More
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$5.6 Million to Support New Master’s Programs to Train Sustainable Development Leaders Worldwide

MacArthur announced grants totaling $5.6 million to ten universities in eight countries to establish new interdisciplinary Master’s in Development Practice programs. Read More

First Master's Program in Development Practice Launches at Columbia University

During the fall of 2009, with support from the MacArthur Foundation, Columbia University welcomes its first class of students for a new Master’s Program in Development Practice. Read More

New Master’s Programs Will Train Sustainable Development Leaders

The first global initiative to provide rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development was unveiled today at Columbia University. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the International Commission on Education for Development Professionals

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton unveils the Foundation's $15 million commitment to create 2-year Master’s Programs in Development Practice at up to 12 universities worldwide. Read More
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Report on Education for Sustainable Development Practice

A report from the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice lays the groundwork for Master's in Development Practice programs worldwide. Read More

New Commission to Pave Course for Tomorrow's International Development Policy Leaders

In an effort to bolster the leadership and training of international development professionals, a new MacArthur-supported commission will examine how the next generation of leaders can be better prepared to tackle complex challenges. Read More