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Aline Cotel Member of Team Awarded Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) Grant

A consortium composed of RTI International, U-M, Rutgers, and North Carolina State was awarded the USAID-funded $18.5 million five-year EHELD Grant.| Short Read

The program aims to expand access to, improve quality of, and enhance the relevance of higher education programs in engineering and agriculture to better equip Liberia in meeting its key development challenges. EHELD will commence this spring, creating opportunities for professorships, graduate student fellowships, summer programs for Liberian youth, as well as other endeavors, such as developing centers of excellence in engineering and agriculture at the University of Liberia and Cuttington University.

CEE Professor Aline Cotel is a member of the team. She recently travelled to Liberia as part of the delegation to start working on the grant and was welcomed by the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first democratically-elected female head of an African nation.

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