David Lingelbach, associate professor of entrepreneurship in The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to work on a project at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
According to the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Prof. Lingelbach will complete a project at the institution—one of the South American nation's top research universities—to "exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within Business Administration."
"I will be working with my colleagues at the National University of Colombia to develop its national entrepreneurial ecosystem," Prof. Lingelbach said. "This work will consist of a number of public, broadcasted lectures, a short entrepreneurship course, and consultations with the university's entrepreneurship faculty and staff. In addition to work on the university's main campus in Bogota, I will also be traveling to the campus in Manizales, an important university city and the main center for Colombian coffee production. We are all hoping that this project will turn into a long-term relationship."
Prof. Lingelbach is one of more than 400 U.S. citizens who share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program each year, according to the State Department's Bureau of Edfucational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright Specialist awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.
This is Prof. Lingelbach's second Fulbright. His first took place in Myanmar.
Since its establishment in 1946, the flagship Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Learn more about Prof. Lingelbach and the teaching of entrepreneurship in the Merrick School of Business.