Sponsoring Organizations
  World University Federation  
  The World University Federation is an international association of colleges and universities and network of scholars. It is dedicated to fostering the creation of a peaceful and prosperous global society by emphasizing the integral education of students not only to be competent professionally but also responsible socially. The World University Federation was inaugurated in February, 1996 when 275 representatives of educational institutions -- presidents, professors, educators and administrators -- gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay to discuss the vision of a new federation that could promote the education of students to become world leaders in their fields and exemplary citizens in the global community. The Federation currently advances projects that involve the exchange of students, faculty, administrative personnel, and knowledge between all regions of the world. 


  University of Bridgeport  
The University of Bridgeport is an independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning situated on a 86-acre, 75-building campus in Bridgeport, Connecticut, as well as on branch campuses in Stamford, CT and Trumbull, CT. Founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut -- the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states -- it became the University of Bridgeport in 1947 when it was chartered as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. Fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and other accrediting bodies, the university currently offers degrees from baccaulaureate to doctoral. The university has 200 full- and part-time faculty members, nearly all with doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields, and its student body of approximately 3,000 students comes from 30 states and 65 foreign countries.. 


Sun Moon University  
Sun Moon University is a mid-sized university in South Korea with two campuses, four graduate schools, five colleges, 49 majors and over 8,000 registered students. There are 208 faculty members, including 21 foreign professors. The university places emphasis on becoming a center for international education; currently its student body is drawn from 45 countries. In recent years, Sun Moon University has won recognition as one of the upper-tier institutions of higher learning in South Korea. The decade-and-a-half year-old university is a charter member of the World University Federation. 


Washington Times Foundation  
The Washington Times Foundation (WTF) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit educational and cultural foundation, housed at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C. The WTF collects information and publishes the results of non-partisan research and analysis regarding national and international policy, social, economic and cultural issues, and its conducts and sponsors forums, lectures, seminars, symposiums and similar programs, including publicly broadcast programs for radio and television. The WTF. also promotes dialogue and communication among rival parties of political, cultural and religious disputes. Among the aims of the WTF is the improvement and support of journalistic standards with the enhancement of excellent professional skills and the highest moral values. It researches and advances the classic moral values responsible for the development and growth of all great civilizations. 

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Waterland Research Institute  
  The Waterland Research Institute for Land and Water Resources is a non-profit, inter-disciplinary institute, emphasizing basic and applied research and education in terrestrial and aquatic resources. Initiated in 1997, its current foci are primarily in the five areas of aquatic ecology, conservation, forestry, agriculture and engineering, with particular emphasis on the Pantanal area of Brazil. In addition to its research function, the Brazilian office of the Institute is developing certificate programs in coorperation with U.S. universities in the fields of Environmental Studies and Field Ecology. Senior personnel of the institute manage a 12,000-hectare research site in forestry near Jardim, Brazil and the Institute is in the process of developing a research site in the south Pantanal. The Waterland Research Institute has offices both in the United States and in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.