Campus: Cal Poly Pomona -- December 21, 2001
Cal Poly Pomona And Cal State San Bernardino Partner To
Help Enhance Curriculum At New Bulgarian University
A $228,427 federal grant awarded to Cal Poly Pomona and
Cal State San Bernardino will help upgrade the public administration curriculum
at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Faculty from the two Cal State University (CSU) member institutions will
assist NBU in faculty development, curriculum and case study development
and introduction of a more student-oriented instruction. Activities will
include extended visits by Bulgarian faculty and advanced students to
the two campuses, as well as reciprocal visits by CSU faculty to Bulgaria.
The partnership between Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino allows
the project to draw participants and resources from both institutions'
public administration departments. Cal Poly Pomona's International Center
and Foundation will be responsible for the administrative and financial
management of the program.
The grant is part of the U.S. Department of State's institutional linkage
programs, which support partnerships between U.S. universities and foreign
post-secondary institutions through faculty and student exchanges. The
institutional linkage program is supported by the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
program, a Fulbright Exchange activity funded by the Department of State's
Institute of International Education.
NBU was founded in 1991, soon after the collapse of the communist regime
in Bulgaria. Approximately 8,000 students are enrolled at the private
university, which offers a more interdisciplinary and student-oriented
approach to higher education.