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Sending students on learning abroad experiences, hosting international students and fostering trans-national research partnerships are among the most familiar ways that the U plays an active part on the global stage. What many may not realize is that some of our faculty also play a key role in the development of academic institutions themselves. Indeed, […]

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Global Engagement in the Time of COVID

Dr. Steve Burian Helps Train Pakistan’s Next Professors In the last days of February, Covid-19 still seemed a far-away threat to most in Utah, but Dr. Steve Burian was watching closely as international airports began issuing travel restrictions. He had recently returned home from meeting with research partners in Pakistan and was days away from […]

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U Water Center Completes USAID Partnership to Establish Research Center in Pakistan

The U Water Center recently completed its five-year USAID-funded strategic partnership between the University of Utah and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET)—a collaboration aimed at forging solutions to water challenges that inhibit education, health, and stability in Pakistan. In the five years since it was founded, the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in […]

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Engineering Solutions to Africa’s Water Crisis

The Water Center “I have the best job in the world,” says Dr. Scott Benson as he begins to describe his journey from being an environmental engineer, to a medical doctor, to working on the front lines of public health in the developing world. “My work allows me to deal with the whole spectrum of […]

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Technology and Venture Commercialization in Pakistan

Universities are generally tasked with the organization, creation and transfer of knowledge.  The most effective Universities transfer this knowledge in three ways: 1. To students 2. Publications, conferences, literature, books, etc… AND 3. To society to make an impact.  Transitioning the knowledge created and organized in a University setting to society represents a vital function […]

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Making Strides: The first year of the The U of U, USAID Pakistan Water Center

In December 2014, The University of Utah, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development [USAID], announced a $10 million, five-year project to bring a Partner Center for Advanced Studies in Water [PCASW] to Pakistan. Since the announcement of the project, significant progress has been made in the development of the program’s curriculum […]

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University of Utah to Engage in USAID-Funded Partnership for Pakistani Water Center

When it comes to international scientific research and humanitarian effort, few organizations carry as much clout as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In December, 2014, the University of Utah announced a significant partnership with USAID-funded Partner Center for Advanced Studies in Water [PCASW] in Pakistan. The USAID project is a 10 million […]

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