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$3.4M for Africa – Focus on technology

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The University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania has received $3.4 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The three-year grant will help fund an overhaul at the university, which started a process of reform in 1993. The grant will support curriculum and technology improvements, training for staff and library expansion.

The Carnegie foundation formed The Partnership to Strengthen African Universities with the Rockefeller Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation in April 2000. 

The partnership is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of higher education in African development and plans to invest $100 million in African universities in its first five years.  

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