Will Help Establish a Center for Innovation in African Nation of Mauritius
Dr. Richard Brynteson, a professor in Concordia University’s College of Business and Organizational Leadership, has been offered a scholarship through the Fulbright Specialist Program to teach abroad this summer in the African nation of Mauritius.
The program awards grants to qualified faculty and professionals from the United States, in select disciplines, to help engage in short-term collaborative two-to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Dr. Brynteson’s project will focus on assisting the Chamber of Commerce and Business School in Mauritius establish a Center for Innovation.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition and to have the opportunity to collaborate with and help train colleagues abroad,” Brynteson said. “I’m looking forward to identifying and implementing innovative processes that will help the country of Mauritius diversify its economy.”
During his CSP tenure Brynteson has conceptualized, developed, and implemented curriculum for Concordia’s Marketing and Innovation, Human Resource Management, and Organizational and Leadership majors. He has also made 15 trips to Asia for consulting and leading groups of graduate students. Brynteson has authored several books on the subject of innovation.
The Fulbright program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to travel abroad and for international residents to visit the United States. The program is designed to increase understanding between U.S. residents and the rest of the world.
Officially named the Republic of Mauritius, this island nation of nearly 1.3 million people is located in the Indian Ocean about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of the African continent. The multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country’s economy is primarily based on tourism as it is considered one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations.