The University of Minnesota will host 24 Fellows from 15 countries in Africa for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by College of Education and Human Development in partnership with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
The National School of Public Health in Cuba and the University of Minnesota signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their academic and research partnerships at a virtual ceremony in May.
University of Minnesota Senior Research Scientist Deepak Ray, with global collaborators, mapped crop harvests for seven end-uses and found that harvests of crops for direct food use will be insufficient to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SD2) of food security for all by 2030.
In its inaugural year, the U of M ranked No. 16 in the world and No. 5 in the U.S. in the Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings (THE Impact Rankings) for its work related to combating hunger and No. 2 in the U.S., and tied for No. 57 in the world for its work related to promoting good health and well-being.
In Ukraine, over 800 educational institutions have suffered bombing and shelling, and 75 have been destroyed completely. The Institute’s Renáta Tichá, co-director of the Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education, led a live and virtual event on March 30 dedicated to bringing together faculty, staff, students, and other community members to share strategies to help Ukraine following the February 24 invasion by Russian forces.
When Master of Development Practice (MDP) student Dalila Hussein first heard about the UMN SDG Iniative’s Student Group Activity Grant Fund she immediately knew what she wanted to do.
In February 2022, Customs and Border Protection documented 65,350 passenger inspections of undeclared agriculture items. The financial risk from pests brought into the country is estimated at $26 billion from invasive pests harming agricultural and natural resources.
Samia Osman and her friends, Khadija Ali and Sumaya Abshir, noted a mammoth humanitarian crisis in Somalia, so together they formed Unity for Humanity—a project meant to raise money for and awareness of relief efforts in Somalia.
Partnership with United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM)—led by the University’s Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR)—has focused on its mission to advance health world-wide through collaborative partnerships, sustainable programs, and academic excellence.