Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

 Email  Share  Print

Higher Education for Development Announces U.S.-Tunisian Partnerships on Sustainable Practices

September 26, 2012

 

Higher Education for Development (HED), with joint funding support from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced two higher education partnerships focused on water management and renewable energy technologies in Tunisia’s agricultural and industrial sectors.

Under the Tunisia Job Opportunities for Business Scale-up (Tunisia JOBS) initiative, the University of Colorado Boulder is partnering with three Tunisian Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques (ISETs) to provide education to rural audiences for resource management under the partnerships:

  • Promoting Water Management and Energy Efficiency Technologies in the Agricultural Sector of Tunisia. Partners: University of Colorado Boulder and ISET Sidi Bouzid.
    Other Partners: International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Development Communities, Colorado State University and the University of Hawaii.

  • Promoting Sustainable Energy Technologies in the Industrial Sector of Tunisia. Partners: University of Colorado Boulder and ISET Tataouine and ISET Médenine.
    Other Partners: International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Development Communities and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

The University of Colorado Boulder and the three ISETs will plan new courses in water management, energy efficiency and renewable energy, enabling graduates to contribute more effectively to the economic development of their communities.

The partnerships will also address sustainability by building links with the communities and launching a center at each of the three ISETs to coordinate and promote extension activities.

Tully Cornick, HED’s executive director, spoke enthusiastically about the future of the two partnerships.

“Since the design stages of the Tunisia JOBS Initiative, the Tunisian ministries, HED and the U.S. government have placed the needs of Tunisia’s local communities at the center,” Cornick said in a statement. “I am confident that the partners will uphold this strong collaborative approach as they seek to strengthen economic development and resource management in Sidi Bouzid, Tataouine, and Médenine through education and community outreach.”

HED promotes higher education's engagement in social and economic development through institutional and human capacity building in developing countries. Established in 1992, HED assists the nation's six major presidential higher education associations, including ACE, in partnering with USAID and other development agencies, donor organizations and foundations.

To learn more about the partnerships, visit HED’s website.​

Other ACE News

  • February 12, 2016

    Today's Headlines

    HEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education News

    The Washington Post reports that President Obama is nominating John B. King Jr. to officially lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education...

  • Articulating Global Strategy

    February 12, 2016

    Coworkers

    13th Cohort of Internationalization Laboratory Shares Steps Forward

    ​Members of the 13th Cohort of ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory joined in a robust discussion last Monday in Washington during its mid-year seminar. The participants, who represent 13 institutions of various types and sizes, are midway through...

  • Innovative Practices

    February 12, 2016

    graduates

    Register Now for ACE Convening on Alternative Education

    ​Two white papers examining how alternative educational approaches can better meet the needs of students and employers will be unveiled at a Feb. 25 convening at ACE’s offices in Washington, DC.

  • Leading Internationalization

    February 12, 2016

    Students walking around campus

    Survey to Map Internationalization on U.S. Campuses Launches

    ​CIGE launched the fourth edition of its Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses survey to assess the current state of internationalization at American colleges and universities, analyze progress and trends over time and identify future...

  • Supporting Military-Connected Students

    February 10, 2016

    Student in the military

    ACE to Host Second Academic Advising Summit for Service Members and Veterans

    ACE’s second Service Member and Veteran Academic Advising Summit, to be held April 14-15 in Arlington, VA, will discuss mobilizing a national campaign to expand partnerships between educators, employers and other key stakeholders aimed at aiding in...

 

 Related Content