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Peruvian institutions receive Innovation Fund grant

Estudiantes de Arequipa participarán en Mundial de Robótica en Japón. ANDINA/Difusión

Estudiantes de Arequipa participarán en Mundial de Robótica en Japón. ANDINA/Difusión

08:30 | Washington D.C. (U.S.), Feb. 23.

The U.S. Department of State, the Peruvian Embassy, Partners of the Americas, and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) announced the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant winners.

Thanks to these grants, the 13 winning teams will be able to create new student exchange and training opportunities in the fields of environmental science, water resource management, science, engineering, and mathematics.

"[…] The Innovation Fund provides Peru and the United States with dynamic higher education partnerships as engines for economic prosperity," U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs expressed.

In this sense, the recipients will provide groundbreaking exchange programs that will give students opportunities to work in teams in both countries, gain technical and linguistic skills, as well as become more competitive for today's global workforce.  

It must be noted the Inca country will enter the top-five countries in this hemispheric-wide signature education initiative, with a total of 20 Innovation Fund grant winning teams between Peru and the United States since January 2014. 

So far, a total of 15 U.S. states and eight Peruvian regions will benefit from Innovation Fund grant partnerships.

To see the list of recipients, click here.

About

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is the dynamic public-private sector collaboration among the U.S. Department of State, Embassies, Partners of the Americas, NAFSA, corporations, foundations, and universities.

They join efforts to stimulate connectivity and collaboration between higher education networks throughout the Americas.

The Innovation Fund fuels strategic partnerships —among higher education institutions in the U.S. and the rest of the Western Hemisphere— as well as strengthens institutional capacity and commitments to increasing student academic exchange programs.

Innovation Fund grants build bridges of opportunity, provide more access to training opportunities, and enhance regional education cooperation and competitiveness throughout the Americas.

A total of 147 Innovation Fund grants have so far been awarded to teams of 288 higher education institutions from 25 countries.

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Published: 2/23/2018
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