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Grant Bolsters Research in Global Education Policy at UAlbany

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 16, 2007) -- The Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the University at Albany received a $250,000 award from the Ford Foundation to strengthen its Comparative and International Education Policy Program (CIEPP).

The program -- which undertakes scholarship and advanced level training around emerging global issues in education policy -- conducts research, participates in major public policy debates and trains researchers and practitioners at the doctorate and masters levels.

The funding will help CIEPP strengthen links and partnerships with other programs, centers and sites, and create new ties with academic and policy centers with national and international higher education policy interests. It will also assist CIEPP's work in attracting and developing early to mid-career scholars in the field, as well as strengthen dissemination, visibility and use of the scholarship and information base.

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