Alumni of the Month – December

Dr. Sukhbaatar Javzan, a 2001-2002 Humphrey Fellow and Consultant Professor, Collaborative Business Development Institute of the University of Finance and Economics, Ms. Odkhoi Bold, a 2014-2015 Fulbright Student and Head of the Logarithm School, and Ms. Khongorzul Bat-Ireedui, a 2012-2013 Fulbright Student and Executive Director at the Selbe School and Kindergarten Complex  Under this month’s theme …

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Celebrating 75 Years of Fulbright

This year is marking the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program and throughout 2021, U.S. Embassies, Fulbright commissions, universities, and other Fulbright partners and supporters celebrated the anniversary through variety of activities all around the world. The Fulbright Program’s success is based on a sustained commitment to international bilateral partnerships and shared priorities. Led by …

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Alumnus of the Month: Zolbayar Magsar

Under this month’s theme, “Next Generation Impact,” we are highlighting Zolbayar Magsar, a 2014-2016 Fulbright Foreign Student and the founder of Codercub, the first coding academy for kids in Mongolia. When we discuss the next generation impact, the latest digital innovations and their impact on the future generation must be a part of the conversation. …

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Alumna of the Month: Oyungerel Tsedevdamba

A well-known public leader and human rights activist, Ms. Oyungerel Tsedevdamba played a leading role in encouraging Mongolia to adopt laws to decriminalize defamation and libel and abolish the death penalty.  She is also a 2003-2004 Fulbright Foreign Student who earned her MA in International Policy Studies at Stanford University. “By giving me an opportunity …

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Two Mongolian Alumni Projects Won 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Grants

Congratulations to the 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) winners from Mongolia: Future Energy Leaders – Mongolia 2021 led by the Leaders Advancing Democracy Program; and the Empowering Young Women in STEM project led by Fulbright and Global UGRAD alumni. The U.S. Department of State’s AEIF competition supports exchange alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions …

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Alumnus of the Month: Tuvshinzaya Gantulga

For most of the last decade, Mr. Tuvshinzaya Gantulga (Tuvshin) has contributed significantly to the bilateral relations between Mongolia and the United States. He served as the first Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia from 2013-2015, studied as a Fulbright Foreign Student from Mongolia in 2015-2017, worked as a Foreign …

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Alumna of the Month: Mira Namsrai

To meet the huge demand for English language in Mongolia immediately following the peaceful transition to democracy in the early 1990s, Mongolia’s newly elected government retrained former Russian language teachers to teach English.  As a result, English language classes were introduced at secondary schools as early as the start of the 1992-1993 academic year.  A …

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Alumna of the Month: Sanjaakhand Nansalmaa

Under this month’s theme of partnership, we’re highlighting 2015-2016 Fulbright Student Ms. Sanjaakhand Nansalmaa (Handa) and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA). Handa holds a Master of Public Administration degree as well as Advanced Diploma in Leadership of International and Non-government Organizations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University …

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Alumna of the Month: Ms. Gantuya (Gana) Badamgarav

Gantuya Badamgarav, or Gana to her family and friends, loved arts, music and mathematics from a young age.  However, growing up in a rural, provincial capital in 1970s Mongolia didn’t provide many artistic opportunities. So, Gana followed her interest in mathematics and earned her BA in economic planning from Saint Petersburg University of Finance and …

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Alumna of the Month: Bilguun Erdenebat

Since 2019, the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) has implemented the U.S. Department of State-funded EducationUSA Program in Mongolia. Over the past two years, MASA has been recognized both in the region and globally for its outstanding work and earned multiple individual and team awards. At the head of the award-winning team is MASA …

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Alumna of the Month: Ms. Oyuntugs Bayaraa

On her path to become a knowledgeable rehabilitation counselor, Oyut had to understand that rehabilitation should not make the disease or disability the focus, but instead rehabilitation needed to be person-centered. “I used to believe that I could only work with people with vision impairment basing on my own experiences, however through Fulbright I gained …

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Alumna of the Month: Ninj-Erdene Khurel

Ninj-Erdene’s parents wanted her to study medicine and become a doctor, but she had other plans. “Because I loved English since childhood, I went and took entrance examination for English Language Teacher degree at the Universities of Humanities against their will” shared Ninj. During her undergraduate studies, she taught Thai students and discovered that not …

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Alumna of the Month: Munkhmandakh Myagmar

Born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Munkhmandakh followed her father’s footsteps and started working in journalism over twenty years ago. She has dedicated her decades-long career to promoting independent media and professional journalism through her work at the Press Institute of Mongolia (PIM).    In 2014, Munkhmandakh was selected as one of two Humphrey Fellows from Mongolia …

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Alumnus of the Month: Erdenekhuu Nansalmaa

Born as the youngest of a cattle ranching family in Uvs province, Dr. Erdenekhuu Nansalmaa went on to become the dean of the education policy and management department at the leading medical university in Mongolia, the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS), and later interim director of the National Cancer Center of Mongolia. He …

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Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Fulbright Student Program funded by the Government of Mongolia

The Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the Ministry of Education and Science are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the agreement establishing the Fulbright Foreign Student Program funded by the Government of Mongolia.  The Fulbright Program creates connections in a complex and changing world. Led by the United States government in partnership …

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Success Story: Pro Fellows Program Alumna Kara Katwaroo-Lee

“In participating in the Professional Fellows Program, funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the National Committee on U.S. and China Relations, I had a great opportunity to learn of the culture and practices of Mongolia.  It was exciting to exchange information about education and child welfare …

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