Morgan State will continue its growing role in global learning partnerships this fall, as the university will welcome students from Brazil for a one-year learning exchange. The exchange is part of the HBCU-Brazil Alliance, piloted by the White House Initiative on HBCUs and chaired by Dr. T. Joan Robinson, Morgan Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
‘This partnership is just one example of the Alliance’s commitment to diversity, cultural sensitivity and to providing a world class education to an eager pool of student talent from throughout Brazil,” said Dr. Robinson. “We are honored to represent and build upon the collaborative interests of the United States through international engagement and academic support.”
The group of future Morganites will live on campus and study under the HBCU Initiative of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. Designed to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), health care, architecture, agriculture, business and transportation, the initiative will foster research and economic development opportunities between university communities in the US and Brazil. The partnership has a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian faculty and students learning within the historically black college context, to share best practices on academic and student development of populations historically and negatively affected by racism and discrimination.
The exchange students will study in the Clarence M. Mitchell School of Engineering and in the the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. Morgan is one of more than 30 institutional members of the HBCU-Brazil Alliance to welcome more than 150 exchange students beginning this fall.