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Learn how School of Engineering students tackle energy problems in China

You’re in a remote mountain area relying on a hydropower station to provide energy, but there isn’t enough water to activate the system. You have no power, no light and can’t do the simplest things, like boil water. What do you do? This is the challenge that faced staff at the Shan Shui Conservation Center, a giant panda habitat, in northern China.

A story of the US-Russian scientific collaboration in the Post-Cold War Era

When the Soviet Union collapsed 25 years ago, the threat of mutually assured destruction was replaced by the danger that Russia’s new government would lose control of the nuclear assets it inherited from the Soviet Union. The safety and security of its tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, over a million kilograms of nuclear bomb fuel (plutonium and highly enriched uranium), a huge nuclear infrastructure, and uncertain job prospects for some one million employees of the once-powerful Soviet nuclear establishment – posed an unprecedented risk for Russia and the world.

OIA launches opportunities platform to alleviate student and staff burdens

Picture this, you’re a Stanford student interested in gaining some international experience through a Stanford opportunity during spring or summer break. Where do you start your search?

Of course, you can go to one of the larger units on campus that offer such opportunities, such as, the Bing Overseas Studies Program (if you are an undergraduate), Stanford Global Studies or the Haas Center for Public Service, but is there more? The answer is, YES, there is much more, but how do you find these opportunities?

Stanford provides crisis resources 24/7 to international travelers

The university’s International Response Team is poised to provide assistance in the event of major political unrest, natural disaster or other crisis overseas. The Office of International Affairs encourages Stanford travelers to register their plans before they go.

If a natural disaster, infectious disease epidemic or political crisis occurs in a country where Stanford faculty, students, postdocs and staff are doing research, the university’s International Response Team would immediately convene to oversee their safe return.

OIA seed grant funding recipients

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is pleased to announce the recipients of 2014-2015 OIA Faculty Seed Grant to Invite an International Collaborator to Stanford. To facilitate faculty partnerships with collaborators from developing countries, OIA called for proposals to invite collaborators from a group of countries that were identified as either a least developed country (LDC) by the United Nations or a low to low middle income country (LIC or LMIC) by the World Bank.

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