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$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

Keynote Address by Jonathan Fanton at the UNA-USA Model UN Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton acknowledges efforts to better the United Nations and calls on the audience to support its attempts to prevent human suffering. Read More

Exploring How Young People Use Digital Media and Potential for Improving Learning

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $3.8 million in support of research to explore the effects of digital media on young people, particularly as it relates to learning and education. Read More

Support for Independent Universities in Russia and Region

MacArthur has awarded five grants totaling more than $5 million in support of three independent universities in Russia and to help move the operations of the European Humanities University from Belarus, Read More

Human Rights, Higher Education and Young Peoples Reproductive Health in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $9 million to promote human rights, strengthen higher education, and advance young peoples reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. Read More

Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Greetings. In the MacArthur Foundation’s monthly electronic newsletter we offer items of interest about the work we support. Thanks to the technology involved, we can tell fairly brief stories about issues, results, and research and ... Read More

Commentary: Investing in Slowing Population

In an Op-Ed published in the Boston Globe, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton calls on the international community to invest further in slowing population growth around the world. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at Ahmadu Bello University Convocation

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's role in Nigeria, the link between higher education and prosperous democracy, and the future of Ahmadu Bello itself. Read More

“Engaged Citizenship,” Jonathan F. Fanton Speech at Miss Porter’s School

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges young people to involve themselves in civic life, committing not just money but also time and expertise. Read More

Exploring the Future of Copyright in a Digital Environment

MacArthur has announced a grant of $600,000 over three years to Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society to explore options for the future of copyright in a digital environment. Read More

Supporting Independent Universities in Russia and Region

MacArthur has announced five grants totaling more than $2.4 million in support of four independent universities and one publicly-funded graduate institution in the post-Soviet region. Read More

$1.3 Million Grant Made to Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

MacArthur announces the grant in support over the next four years to help develop solutions to Chicago's regional issues, including transportation and education funding reform. Read More