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A Conversation with Sergei Guriev on Higher Education in Russia

How would you describe Russian higher education in the years immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union? SG: Russia emerged from the collapse of the USSR with a strong reputation for quality of education in ...
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Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel is expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form in intricate narratives that explore the complexities of familial relationships.
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Expanding Technology at Nigerian Universities

A new data center at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the first of its kind in Nigeria, will enable the University to provide multimedia services, mobile projection systems, video streaming, and VoIP.
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Voices of Change in African Higher Education

MacArthur grantee Institute of International Education has published a new book, Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education.
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MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria

MacArthur is committed to helping strengthen Nigeria's intellectual, scientific, and civil society communities as a means of helping to facilitate the consolidation of democracy and encouraging economic development. To do this, MacArthur makes grants to ...

"Mixed Results for Foundations That Join Forces"

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Africa Higher Education Grantmaking Leverages Google Funds

Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria.

MacArthur Foundation Awards Nearly US$5 Million to Nigerian Universities

MacArthur awarded nearly US$5 million to academic centers at three Nigerian universities to prepare graduates to address national development challenges.

Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria
Portrait of Amina Usman

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria