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Gebreyes Outlines Best Practices for Successful International Partnerships

Ohio State’s Global One Health initiative (GOHi) was honored to receive the 2015 Heiskell Honorable Mention Award for its work in Ethiopia and the growing success of its international partnership with Addis Ababa University, Gondar University and other research and regulatory institutes in eastern Africa. At the time, GOHi was recognized for its expertise and collaboration with a multitude of colleges and departments at Ohio State as well as 19 Ethiopian and U.S. institutes. GOHi’s partnerships build capacity to improve health in sub-Saharan Africa, while providing mutually beneficial learning opportunities for eastern African and Ohio State students.

Wondwossen Gebreyes, executive director of GOHi, participated in a panel discussion during the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference for higher education professionals to provide insight on Ohio State’s One Health partnership. Joining Gebreyes on the New Strategies for Global Engagement and Partnerships panel were Mark Lazar, vice president, Global Scholarship and Learning Programs, IIE; Andrew Gillespie, assistant provost for international programs, Auburn University; and Vera Galante, IIE representative in Brazil.

To learn more about what makes the GOHi partnership successful, view the plenary session.

The Heiskell Awards honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education among the 1,400 member campuses of IIE. The winning campuses are notable for their geographic diversity with campuses in nine U.S. states as well as universities in Ethiopia, South Korea and Russia.