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SAVE THE DATE! McDonnell Academy 6th International Symposium

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Developing Leaders

Through academic, cultural and social opportunities, the academy helps scholars develop into future leaders knowledgeable about critical international issues.

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"The McDonnell International Scholars Academy provides a framework for top graduate students to work as a cohort as they move on to become world leaders."


Kuan-Yu Shen

"The McDonnell Academy has built a solid bridge between me and the world. It has not only showed me the way to become a good leader in engineering, but also taught me how to communicate with people from different backgrounds."

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~ John F. McDonnell

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Universities that become partners in the academy are committed to excellence in education and research, and to the importance of international collaboration.

Select corporations with a commitment to higher education and international programs support scholars and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

Collaborative research enhances the network of partner universities. Together, network institutions are working to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.