Cleveland State University Ranked Second in the Nation for Fulbright Scholars

Cleveland State University this year has produced the second most Fulbright scholars in the nation. That second-place ranking was shared among five universities, which all produced six Fulbright scholars for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Tying with CSU in second place were George Washington University, University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis. Tied in third place with five Fulbrights were Harvard University and Stanford University.

Leading the nation this year was The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which produced eight Fulbright scholars.

For years, CSU has been among the nation’s leaders to receive Fulbright grants with more than 40 in the past decade. This year, CSU Fulbright scholars will to travel to Turkey, Finland, Taiwan, Kenya and Costa Rica, where they will lecture, conduct research and build relationships with foreign universities.

“This is a significant accomplishment for CSU because it demonstrates our commitment to expanding the University’s international reach,” said CSU President Ronald Berkman. “In doing so, we can further enrich our students with the experiences and international relationships of our faculty.”

This year’s CSU Fulbright scholars include Maria Angelova, Joshua Bagaka’s and Mike Loovis from the College of Education and Human Services; Mike Lin and Victor Matos from the College of Business; and Robert Wei from the College of Sciences and Health Professions.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding among the people of the United States and those other countries. The Fulbright Program provides participants-chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

About Cleveland State University

Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

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