Recent Work

CIE Completes 5 Years of Work with ECCN (2014-2019)

For the past five years, under the leadership of Ash Hartwell (left with Gwen Heaner), CIE as a sub-contractor to EDC has had primary responsibility for developing research and evaluation activities with the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network.

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Afghanistan University Support & Workforce Development Program (2014-2019)

The Center for International Education (CIE) at UMass Amherst is completing five years of work with the higher education system in Afghanistan as the lead technical partner under FHI 360 as part of USAID’s third largest higher education project in the world - University Support and Workforce Development program (USWDP).

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CIE Project to Map Literacy Programs in 29 Countries (2018-2019)

CIE received a contract from the Global Alliance for Literacy, part of UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg, to conduct a youth and adult literacy mapping activity in 29 countries with the greatest numbers of young people and adults with low literacy skills.

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Master’s Degree in Education – A Decade of Success

The 8th cohort of the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) program graduated on September 13, 2018 from Shaheed Rabbani Education University (SREU) in Kabul. This cohort of 24 students consisted of four women and 20 men, all of whom are faculty members at Afghan public universities.

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First Cohort Graduates from BMET Associate Degree Program in Kabul

The graduation ceremony for the first cohort of Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) associate degree program was held at Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) on September 11, 2018.

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New Business Associate Degrees Make Dreams Come True

In fall of 2017, three new Associate Degree programs were initiated. The new associate degrees in Business Administration and Business Accounting are located at the universities in Balkh, Herat, and Nangarhar provinces.  A total of 93 students (23 females) are now enrolled in these three programs. A total of 21 instructors have been identified and prepared to teach in these programs. 

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Education in Conflict & Crisis Network - CIE with EDC (2014-2019)

The USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (USAID ECCN) is a community of practice composed of USAID education staff, implementing partners and others working to increase equitable access to, and improve the quality of, education in crisis and conflict affected environments. USAID ECCN was initiated to promote knowledge generation and sharing among practitioners, policy makers and researchers related to Goal 3 of the USAID Education Strategy: improved equitable access to education in crisis and conflict affected environments. 

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Valorisation de la Scolarisation de la Fille "VAS-Y Fille!" (2013-2016)

CIE assisted by the Center for Educational Assessment at UMass Amherst was contracted to provide evaluation services for Valorisation de la Scolarisation de la Fille (VAS-Y Fille) project to increase girls’ access to education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Bjorn Nordtveit is the Prinicipal Investigator (PI), responsible for the qualitative analysis and Jennifer Randall is the CoPI, responsible for the quantitative analysis, of the project.

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Career Centers in Afghanistan Help Students Prepare for Employment

CIE is working with the USWDP project in Afghanistan to create Career Centers in 11 public universities to build linkages between university education and employment opportunities in local firms.

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UMass starts new Master's degree in Afghanistan

UMass partners with Shaeed Rabani Education University in Kabul to start a Master's degree.  Pictured left is the first cohort of students for the degree program.

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