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The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Nigeria Reception for Staff, Grantees, Associates

In his last visit to the country as MacArthur President, Jonathan Fanton celebrates Nigeria's recent progress in areas like higher education, human rights, and reproductive health. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton on Receipt of Honorary Degree from Bayero University

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's commitment to Nigerian democracy and higher education and notes Bayero's growth as an institution. Read More

U.S. Foundations Affirm Commitment to African Higher Education

Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations announced in a press release the unanimous decision to continue collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond an original ten-year commitment ending in 2010. Read More

U.S. Foundations Affirm Further Commitment to African Higher Education

Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations comprising the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa announced their unanimous decision to continue their collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond their original ... Read More

"Scaling Up Access to Cheaper Bandwidth in Nigeria," Remarks by Kole Shettima at a Workshop on ICT Development and Access to more Affordable Bandwidth for Universities, Research and Higher Educational Institutions

MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's efforts to secure access to cheaper bandwidth. Read More

"Private Philanthropy in Service of the Public Interest,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as part of the Spaso House Discussion Series

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's grantmaking around the world and notes the growth of philanthropy in Russia. Read More

“Science, Education, and International Cooperation,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how science can catalyze partnerships between nations, particularly in civil society and higher education. Read More

MacArthur Awards $7.1 Million to the University of Ibadan and Bayero University

MacArthur is awarding new grants totaling $7.1 million to expand academic and research programs and strengthen staff development at two Nigerian universities as part of the Foundation’s efforts to improve higher education in Africa. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ... Read More

Applicants for European Humanities University Up Despite Increased Harassment

The 2007-2008 academic year began on October 1st for the European Humanities University, the MacArthur-funded Belarusian university-in-exile located in Vilnius, Lithuania.  An incoming class of 216 joins EHU, bringing the total number of residential and distance-learning ... Read More

Russian Government Grants Competition Funds to MacArthur-Supported Universities

MacArthur-funded universities in Russia have been very successful in obtaining substantial additional funding through a major new Russian government grants competition in support of innovative educational programs.  In the first two rounds of this competition (2006 ... Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima: Higher Education Needs Urgent Attention

In this commentary published in Federations Magazine, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima describes how issues of accreditation and free tuition create the need for reform in Nigerian post-secondary education. Read More

Building Economic Sustainability for Russian Universities

In a recent speech promoting Russia’s new Law on Endowments, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev praised the first seven institutions to register endowments in Russia.  The seven include three MacArthur grantees – the European ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Reception for MacArthur Foundation Nigeria Grantees

As MacArthur's Board of Directors holds its first-ever meeting outside of North America, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton expresses optimism for the future of Nigerian democracy. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of John W. Slocum

John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Esther Ifesanmi

Executive Secretary, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria