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Established in 1992, Higher Education for Development (HED) works in partnership with the nation’s six major higher education associations to support the involvement of higher education in global development activities. HED furthers its mission by supporting partnerships between U.S. colleges or universities and higher learning institutions in host countries. Such partnerships strengthen institutional and human capacity through educational programs, collaborative research, training, and community outreach.


Since 1992, HED has supported more than 350 higher education partnerships in more than 61 countries, involving 140 U.S. colleges and universities. These partnerships have created long-lasting benefits for students, faculty, institutions, and communities worldwide. Read the fact sheet to learn more about what HED partnerships accomplished in FY2013.

Read the fact sheet to learn more about what HED partnerships accomplished in FY2013.