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Press Release: Andrew L. Hipp Receives Fulbright Specialist Award to Teach in Germany at University of Goettingen

Dr. Hipp will complete a project focused on the evolution and ecology of oaks

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Lisle, Ill. (April 10, 2023) — The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announce that Andrew L. Hipp, Ph.D., Herbarium Director and Senior Scientist in Plant Systematics at The Morton Arboretum, has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award. Dr. Hipp will complete a project focused on the evolution and ecology of oaks at University of Goettingen in Germany. The project aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within biology education. The project dovetails with Hipp’s research and The Morton Arboretum’s long-time commitment to studying and conserving oak diversity.

Dr. Hipp is one of more than 400 U.S. citizens who share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program each year. Recipients of Fulbright Specialist awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 60 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 88 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, visit or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by phone 202-632-6452 or e-mail