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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, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ... Read More

No Child Left Behind Act Narrows Curriculum, Report Says

The No Child Left Behind Act has led to the “narrowing of curriculum,” especially in urban schools, according to a recent study by the Center on Education Policy, a MacArthur grantee. The report said that more ... Read More

Bayero a Leader in Nigerian Universities

Over the last 6 years, MacArthur has invested $5.5 million in Bayero University Kano.  That investment recently paid off when Bayero placed at the top of universities for the percentage of its courses accredited by ... Read More

Seven Nations, Six Foundations, One Mission: Africa's Future

On September 16, about 200 people with an interest in the future of Africa gathered in New York for the announcement of the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. MacArthur, Ford, Rockefeller ... Read More

Remarks by John Slocum on the Foundation's Efforts to Strengthen Russia's Scholarly Infrastructure, March 1, 2006

The Chair of MacArthur's Russia Working Group, John Slocum discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to improve human rights and higher education in the country. Read More

MacArthur Funding to Advance Internet Filtering Research

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School recently issued a press release about MacArthur's support for advancing Internet filtering research. Read More

$8 Million in Support to Expand Pool of Science and Security Experts

MacArthur announced four grants totaling nearly $8 million to Carnegie Mellon, Cornell and Princeton universities and the Georgia Institute of Technology Read More

Remarks by Kole Shettima at the Distinguished Lecture of the University of Benin

MacArthur Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses challenges like funding gaps facing the country's universities and how to overcome them. Read More

Assessment of MacArthur Foundation Support to Nigerian Universities

In 2001, the Global Security and Sustainability Program of the MacArthur Foundation approved multi-year grants of between $2 and $3 million to each of four Nigerian universities: Read More

ENewsletter: MacArthur Invests in China

Contents Investing in China Expanding the Science, Technology, and Security Initiative At Work in China: Snapshots of Organizations Receiving New Grants Related Grants   Investing in China With nearly 1.3 billion people, China is the world ... Read More

$200 Million Commitment to Improve Higher Education in Africa

MacArthur and five partner foundations announced the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. Read More

$5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Reform

MacArthur has announced an endowment grant to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Improvement to support its work in strengthening urban schools. Read More

Advancing Work on Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Era

MacArthur has announced five grants totaling more than $2.5 million to help balance the needs of creators and the public in intellectual property laws, regulations and practices in a digital environment. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Grand Opening Ceremony of European Humanities University International

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses higher education and academic freedom in Lithuania and Belarus. Read More