IANR Global Engagement
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Who We Are
The IANR Office of Global Engagement was founded in November 2012. Our mission is to coordinate and expand international programs within IANR. The Office strives to:
- create new international partnerships within IANR,
- foster a learning environment that encourages students to think globally, and
- help recruit international talent to work and study within IANR.
IANR Global Engagement News
- Monday, March 27, 2017
Experts highlight the power of local lessons to help feed the worldThe 2017 Water for Food Global Conference will welcome a record 100 speakers and global experts to share ideas and help find solutions to the world’s pressing water and food security needs. The flagship event of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, held in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Drought Mitigation Center, will be April 10-12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. More information, including the speaker list, agenda and registration details, are available on the conference website: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/2017wfc.
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017
International, domestic students gather to talk global issues“It was phenomenal to see the students from Argentina, Rwanda, China, and America identify agricultural and environmental issues of importance not only to their own countries, but also to the world,” said Jamie Loizzo, assistant professor of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ (IANR) Global Engagement office, in partnership with the Agricultural Education, Leadership and Communication (ALEC) Department recently gathered students from four countries across multiple continents for a dialogue on pressing global issues. The event was held as part of the Agriculture and Innovation Seminar programming for the Argentina Friends of Fulbright student group in their last week of their stay at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Thursday, January 5, 2017
Nebraska Agronomist Ken Cassman honored by Swedish Academy of SciencesThe Swedish Academy of Sciences has named University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist Kenneth Cassman the recipient of the 2017 Bertebos Prize for promoting education and research in the food chain. The academy cited Cassman, the emeritus Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy at Nebraska and fellow of the University of Nebraska system's Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, for his key role in developing the concept of ecological intensification of agriculture production. “His extensive scientific production has great importance for applications in agriculture,” the citation stated.
- Friday, November 18, 2016
International Impact Award Spotlight: Thigesh Vather of South AfricaIANR Global Engagement is proud to support and stimulate international collaboration, including assisting with costs faced by international scholars like Thigesh Vather, a doctoral student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, through our International Impact Awards. Read on to learn about Thigesh's work in Nebraska with faculty member Trenton Franz.
- Thursday, November 17, 2016
USDA Borlaug Fellows begin University of Nebraska-Lincoln stayUSDA Borlaug Fellows, Keziah Ndungu, of Kenya, and Prudence Lugendo, of Tanzania, arrived in September to begin their fellowship at UNL. Their mentors are Dr. Charles Wortmann and Dr. Tsegaye Tadesse, respectively. The Borlaug program provides UNL faculty with the opportunity to create collaborative research partnerships with talented scholars from developing and middle income nations.