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Organizations

UNESCO  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes, international science programmes, the promotion of independent media and freedom of the press, regional and cultural history projects, the promotion of cultural diversity, translations of world literature, international cooperation agreements to secure the world cultural and natural heritage (World Heritage Sites) and to preserve human rights, and attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.

European Schoolnet is a network of 31 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels, Belgium.

As a not-for-profit organisation,  Schoolnet aims to bring innovation in teaching and learning to key stakeholders including Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners.

Technology Partnership 

works to bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world by connecting schools and students in Kenya and the United States. By sharing technology resources, promoting digital literacy, and initiating social and cultural connections between Kenyan and American schools.  

New York Institute of Technology  is a global, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 13,000 students on campuses in North America, China, the Middle East, and online.

"Today, NYIT campuses are now akin to “idea centers” around the globe where commerce, culture, intellectualism, and academics come together. These locations function as a unified - but heterogeneous - whole, offering shared experiences and educational opportunities to all students and faculty. This redefining of the global university is at the core of NYIT’s mission."    President Edward Guiliano

The University of West Indies  is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge creation and innovation on matters related to the Caribbean and small island states.  They aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment, facilitate critical thinking, and produce graduates who are equipped to innovate regionally and impact globally.

 ITEN is a catalyst for Tech Startups, providing unique programs, events, and access to resources that accelerate venture development; designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, requiring neither payment nor equity, ITEN is a unique community asset and a proven route to success.

Teachers College, Columbia University  is the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States and is also ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership, and psychology.  For more than 100 years Teachers College has engaged in research, educating educators, and preparing the next generation of education leaders

Danish Society for Education and Business 

DSEB's role is to act as a catalyst in initiating and supporting concrete projects that focus on increasing interaction between education and research and companies in Denmark. DSEB also distribute a number of awards and scholarships that reward the extraordinary effort and helps sharp, young minds on with their research in the humanities or social sciences.

The New York Academy of Sciences  is the world's nexus of scientific innovation in the service of humanity. For nearly 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery and promoted vital links between science and society. One of the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, the Academy has become not only a notable and enduring cultural institution in New York City, but also one of the most significant organizations in the international scientific community.  Throughout its history, the Academy's Membership has featured leaders in science, business, academia, and government, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Louis Pasteur, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and Albert Einstein. Today, the Academy President's Council includes 27 Nobel Laureates as well as CEOs, philanthropists, and leaders of national science funding agencies.

Durham University is distinctive - a residential collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. The university seeks the highest distinction in research and scholarship and is committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge. Their research and scholarship affect every continent. They are proud to be an international scholarly community which reflects the ambitions of cultures from around the world. Durham promotes individual participation, providing a rounded education in which students, staff and alumni gain both the academic and the personal skills required to flourish.

 

The University of Manchester is a public research university in the city of Manchester, England, formed in 2004 by the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).  After 100 hundred years of working closely together both institutions agreed to form a single university, and on 22 October 2004 they officially combined to form the largest single-site university in the UK.  The University of Manchester has a rich academic heritage, with 25 Nobel laureates among their current and former staff and students. Manchester was the birthplace of the nuclear age, when Ernest Rutherford's pioneering research led to the splitting of the atom. The computer revolution started there in June 1948 when a machine built by Tom Kilburn and Sir Freddie Williams, known affectionately as 'The Baby', ran its first stored program.

Barnard College  - Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Barnard College is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

Swarthmore College, is a private liberal arts college located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Founded in 1864, Swarthmore was one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States.  Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.

Florida State University  is one of the nation's elite research universities, — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.  Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

GEOSET (Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology) is a nonprofit educational initiative founded by the Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto in 2006 to provide a “free resource of educational material”. Students record presentations detailing their work or interests on a subject matter. The presentations can also form part of course assessment. The main GEOSET website is a database gateway that links all the contributing institutions and the local site and contains presentations produced at the Florida State University GEOSET Studios. Some of the students who have recorded presentations have been successful in obtaining job offers when showing the video to perspective employers.

Teach For All is a global network of 40 independent, locally led and funded partner organizations whose stated shared mission is to "expand educational opportunity around the world by increasing and accelerating the impact of social enterprises that are cultivating the leadership necessary for change."  Each partner aims to recruit and develop diverse graduates and professionals to exert leadership through two-year commitments to teach in their nations' high-need classrooms and lifelong commitments to expand opportunity for children.

Sumbon allows non-profits to engage with their donor communities as often or as meaningfully as they would like. It will create a two way conversation between non-profits and donors, allowing them to connect long term. Non-profits do not engage with their donor communities as often or as meaningfully as they would like. Consequently, each fundraising campaign is, in essence, starting from scratch. The aggregate impact allows donors to track their donation experience over a time period. This will create a much more personalized donation experience for donors and non-profits. They don’t know what their aggregate impact is and we believe donors crave for that information.