IANR Global Engagement
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.
Global Engagement News
- 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.
- Tuesday, October 25, 2016
São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration announces call for proposalsIANR, in partnership with São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), announce a call for proposals under the SPRINT initiative - São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration. The call for proposals aims to promote the engagement of researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo in partnership with researchers abroad in order to further develop ongoing research projects and create new opportunities for medium and long term research collaborations. Application deadline is January 30, 2017.
- Friday, November 11, 2016
African leaders approve drought management frameworkNebraska-based drought mitigation researchers are helping African leaders develop plans to combat future drought events. Initial steps were taken in August as Tsegaye Tadesse, a climatologist with the Nebraska-based National Drought Mitigation Center, attended the African Drought Conference in Windhoek, Namibia. The goal of the conference was to develop a drought risk management strategy for all of Africa, a continent nearly 3.5 times larger than the United States. Such a strategy will enhance each country’s resilience to drought impacts.
What IANR Global Engagement Means for You
IANR Global Engagement provides resources for faculty and assists with international efforts.