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Harkin announces $30,000 for UNI

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) - The University of Northern Iowa's US- Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program received $30,000 to provide the foundation for expanding international education opportunities for students.

It was announced by Senator Tom Harkin on Wednesday.
These funds were made available through the U.S. Department of Education.  Harkin is the Chairman of the Senate panel that funds education initiatives.

In a release, Harkin says, "In our rapidly changing, global economy, education programs such as this are vital to keeping our state competitive." 

The funds will be used to foster long-term, productive relations between the University of Northern Iowa and the Unversidade Federal de Goias towards the shared goal of expanding international education opportunities for students early in their academic careers.  The central focus of this program are the fields of business and agriculture.

Online producer:  Adam Amdor

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