What is IANR Global Engagement?
Welcome! Whether you're a student, faculty member or staff in the area of agriculture and natural resources, we want to help you go global in your research, education, extension work, and beyond.
Are you interested in starting or expanding your international research? Looking for connections or collaborators in a certain country or area of the world? Have ideas about ways we can internationalize student education through education abroad programs, research or courses? We can offer guidance in developing multi-disciplinary programs through institutional partnerships and knowledge of IANR’s faculty engagement, point to funding opportunities for external funding in international collaboration; support mobility through the Impact Awards travel grants for faculty and graduate students, and more. Stop by our offices at 202 Agricultural Hall on East Campus, or drop us a note at email@example.com.
Thanks for all who stopped by our open house during UNL's International Education Week! Students: check out more opportunities to go global!
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.
IANR Global Engagement News
- Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Staff Spotlight: Yi Xuen TayThe Global Engagement Office for the Insitute of Agriculture and Natural Resources is thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Yi Xuen Tay. Tay interned with our team in the summer of 2019 and was such an asset to our work that she came on as a full-time staff member for her OPT (Optional Practical Training for international student graduates) in November.
- Monday, September 2, 2019
International collaboration deepens understanding of U.S., Brazil ecosystem resilienceNebraska's Steve Thomas is applying what he does know about stream and ecosystem health to research in Sao Carlos, Brazil, through a partnership fostered by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Global Engagement initiative. He’s collaborating with researchers from the University of Sao Paulo to explore how restoring riparian forest and grasslands affects nutrient transport and cycling in adjacent streams. Thomas will compare and contrast nutrient retention in Brazilian streams to that of those here in Nebraska. That project, funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, runs through August 2020.
- Thursday, August 15, 2019
A bioinformatics journey from Brazil to Nebraska and backIn honor of the hundreds of degrees the university will confer this weekend, we’re highlighting the journey of one newly-minted doctoral recipient, Dr. Daniel Santana de Carvalho. Originally from Salvador, in the Bahia State of Brazil, Carvalho made the jump to Nebraska for his PhD after completing his master’s degree in genetics and diversity from the Federal University of Bahia in 2014.
- Tuesday, July 30, 2019
IANR Office of Global Engagement under interim leadershipStan Garbacz, former agricultural trade representative for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will serve as interim director of the Office of Global Engagement effective July 1. A national search will soon be launched to identify a new permanent director. IANR Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement Josh Davis has transitioned to a new role at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, now serving as associate vice chancellor for global affairs and senior international officer.
- Monday, September 2, 2019
Drought Resilience at Home and AbroadBoth in the U.S. and abroad, the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) strives to help reduce the impact of drought on people, the environment and the economy. The center takes the "ounce of prevention" adage seriously, advocating for the development of risk planning and management as the key to resilience in the face of drought, specifically in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region.