Friday, March 21, 2008

NASULGC International Research and Development Database

From the March NASULGC News

March 10, 2008-Profiles of nearly 400 overseas research and applied
development projects at more than 60 public universities are now posted
on the NASULGC website as part of the International Research and
Development Project Database

The project profiles, based on data provided during an online survey of
project directors conducted during fall 2007, include: location,
activities, expertise, partnerships, funding, participant training, and
principal contacts. The database can be searched
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location, broad fields of expertise, and types of activity.

The project was spearheaded by Peter Koehn, professor of political
science at The University of Montana-Missoula and a NASULGC Faculty
Fellow in Residence. "We now have a database that provides a more
detailed and complete overview of university international research and
development activity than has existed before," said Kerry Bolognese,
NASULGC vice president for international programs. "The database offers
a useful cyber-infrastructural tool for NASULGC, member institutions and
their faculty, and interested agencies." By providing
international-development project data in one location, with links to
available project web sites, NASULGC hopes to develop increased
understanding among the media, the general public, donors, and policy
makers at state and national levels regarding how higher-education
institutions promote international development and engage in
international community service. "As we move forward with this
initiative, provosts might want to consider assigning responsibility to
a senior officer for ensuring participation by campus project directors
in the database, keeping it up-to-date, and monitoring posted profiles,"
Bolognese said.

If you have trouble with the links above you can access the IRDPD here:

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