St. Cloud State University professor emeritus Dr. Amos Olagunju has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award with the plan of completing that project in Uzbekistan.
Dr. Olagunju, who was a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at St. Cloud State for nearly 18 years, will complete the project at Urgench branch of Tashkent University of Information Technologies in Uzbekistan. Tashkent University of Information Technologies aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions and communities both in the United States and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within computer science and information technology.
Dr. Olagunju is currently completing a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship assignment in Uganda, an assignment that concludes in April. He will then prepare for his next endeavor to Uzbekistan after being selected as one of over 400 U.S. citizens who share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program each year. Recipients of Fulbright Specialist awards are selected on the bases of academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.