International Research & Exchanges Board

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IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board)
Founded 1968[1]
Focus Education, independent media, civil society
Area served
Product International development
Key people
Kristin Lord (President) [2]
400 [3]

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is an international, nonprofit organization providing leadership and programs aiming to improve the quality of education, and access to information.[3]

IREX works on designing education programs and provides consulting to educational institutions. Programs are on both primary and secondary levels, as well as higher education and professional training.[4]

The International Research and Exchanges Board media projects focus on working with newspapers, radio, television, and new media.[5]

IREX civil society development projects aim to target underrepresented populations, such as youths, women, ethnic minorities, individuals with HIV/AIDS, and people with disabilities.[citation needed]

Since 2002 IREX administers the US State Department's Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (Global UGRAD), as well as having been administering the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program since 2004,[1] until its discontinuation in 2013.

As of June 2017, IREX manages around $70 million in different programs annually.[3]

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  1. ^ a b IREX, history
  2. ^ Kristin Lord appointed president of IREX, [1]
  3. ^ a b c "International Research and Exchanges Board Profile". Guide Star. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Education | IREX". IREX. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Media | IREX". IREX. Retrieved 2017-06-17. 

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