Christopher Antoun and Florian Keusch (Univ. of Mannheim) have been awarded financial support from the Global Classrooms Initiative to develop a course that will bring together UMD students and students from the University of Mannheim in Germany. The title of the proposed course is "Big Data in Immigration Research." The course will be developed with Frauke Kreuter. In the course, students from the two partnering universities will form international groups to collaboratively work on the collection and analysis of Big Data to answer immigration-related research questions.

The 2018 Global Classrooms Initiative grants are provided and by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with the University of Maryland Graduate School. These awards are intended to provide financial support to faculty to develop innovative, project-based courses that bring together UMD students and students from partner universities around the world using various digital technologies. These exciting new courses aim to provide our students with international experiences that mirror the kind of work they will encounter throughout their lives: cross cultural, virtual, and project-based.

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