Thirty-one Columbia students were recently named 2004-05 Fulbright winners, more than any other university in the nation. Fulbright Fellows undertake self-designed programs in a wide range of disciplines -- social sciences, business, communication, performing arts, physical sciences, engineering and education -- at institutions around the world.
The Fulbright Program also awards grants to teachers and faculty to do research, lecture and teach overseas. Teacher's College Professor V.P. Franklin was named Fulbright-Uppsala University Chair in American Studies. He will travel to Sweden's University of Uppsala for five months to lecture on the history of American education.
Foreign Fulbright students and scholars also come to United States to participate. Columbia is now hosting 20 visiting scholars from 13 countries. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided participants the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.