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A 2009 paper by a team of researchers, including three from an MSI Nucleus, the Montessus de Ballore International Earthquake Research Center, has been cited in the Chilean press in the wake of the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in C

In January 2005, the Program Committee met to review proposals for MSI Nuclei in Chile.  Eight MSI nuclei were approved by the Board of Directors of the Chile MSI.  These represent renewal of 5 existing Nuclei and 3 new Nuclei.

A new initiative to build scientific capacity in Africa has named its first three research and training networks following a competitive selection process. The three networks selected include the African Materials Science and Engineering Network (AMSEN), led by Lesley Cornish of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. The network will focus on improving education in materials science to make fuller use of Africa's vast mineral deposits.

With the aim of analyzing the state of innovation in our country, scientists and academics from Mexico, the United States and Canada convened a meeting on May 24 and 25 with business and government leaders at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, under the auspices of the National Council on Science and Technology and the Science Initiative Group, with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Following on a 10-year more than $100 million investment to strengthen higher education in Africa, Carnegie Corporation of New York's President, Vartan Gregorian, announced today that the foundation expects to make an initial investment of approximately $30 million over the next three years in a new strategy that will strengthen sub-Saharan Africa's next generation of educators and university leaders.

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