IANR Global Engagement
IANR's Global Vision
Agriculture & natural resources have a unique place in Nebraska and provide the foundation for a number of UNL’s international partnerships and initiatives. The IANR Office of Global Engagement coordinates UNL’s international engagement across these key themes and across IANR’s land-grant mission of education, research, and extension. As a 21st century land-grant institution, Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to make an impact not only locally and nationally, but also globally. This is accomplished by becoming a comprehensively internationalized institution. To us, comprehensive internationalization means that:
…students are prepared to live, work, and serve in our increasingly interconnected world
…faculty are actively engaged in internationally collaborative efforts to address the grand challenges of our time
...IANR is a strong international economic development partner for the state of Nebraska and its people.
To carry out this task, we have assembled a talented, diverse team embedded throughout IANR and equipped with experience spanning every major world region. Meet the Global Engagement Team.
IANR Global Engagement News
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture taps Ferguson for leadership positionRichard Ferguson has been named vice chancellor for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA), effective Jan. 1, 2019. Opening in July 2019, the RICA is an English language institution dedicated to educating and inspiring a new generation of innovators in agriculture in Rwanda. Establishing the Institute is a joint effort of the Government of Rwanda and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln providing leadership in curriculum development and technical advising.
- Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Nebraska to co-host food innovation seminar with Shizuoka PrefectureThe Shizuoka Food Innovation Seminar, organized by the Shizuoka Prefecture, aims to promote joint research and development in food innovation with institutions and enterprises in Nebraska. It will be held in room 277 of the Food Innovation Center, located in Nebraska's Innovation Campus and is free and open to the public.
- Thursday, August 30, 2018
International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acidsDecades after scientists discovered hundreds of different fatty acids in vegetable oils, two that had managed to elude detection have finally revealed themselves to a team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Huazhong Agricultural University in China. Named for the sites of the two leading institutions, Nebraskanic acid and Wuhanic acid make up nearly half of the seed oil found in the Chinese violet cress, a flowering plant native to central China.
- Thursday, August 16, 2018
Husker spends summer with 5,000-year-old tribe in KenyaThrough a University of Nebraska-Lincoln UCARE grant, Cabela’s scholarship and study abroad assistance from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Cody Willnerd spent six weeks in Kenya, near Sibiloi National Park, as a student researcher with the Koobi Fora Field School.
- Friday, July 27, 2018
São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration announces new call for proposals
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln in partnership with São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) announce the call for proposals under the SPRINT initiative - São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration.