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
- Monday, January 14, 2019
Nebraska student receives Gilman Scholarship to study in IndiaNebraska undergraduate Connor McFayden is one of two students across the university to be awarded a critical language scholarship through the prestigious Gilman International Scholarship Program for spring 2019. He will study beginning and advanced Hindi in Jaipur, India, in addition to completing a four-week internship there.
- Thursday, January 10, 2019
2018 Year of Global Momentum for IANR
As we begin 2019 with earnest anticipation, we look back on an eventful 2018. There was active development of key strategic partnerships and initiatives, increased international exchange of students and faculty research collaboration—including hundreds of faculty engaged in research, extension and educational programming in over 120 countries—and an increase in forward momentum toward a university with internationalization woven into the fabric of its current and future work.
- Thursday, January 3, 2019
IANR’s Josh Davis named interim senior international officer for UNLJosh Davis has been named Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for International Engagement and Global Strategies, effective January 2, 2019. In this role, Davis will serve as Senior International Officer and oversee Education Abroad, Global Strategies, the International Student and Scholar Office, and Programs in English as a Second Language. He will also continue to lead IANR’s Office of Global Engagement.
- Thursday, December 13, 2018
Take a chance on bees: student changes academic course with help from Nebraska mentorTuğçe Karaçoban, a graduate student from Turkey with a background in veterinary medicine who will receive her degree in entomology at this weekend’s commencement ceremony, started as a veterinary medicine student, but pivoted to bee health with the help of a Nebraska faculty mentor.
- Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Wortmann receives International Agronomy AwardThe American Society of Agronomy International Agronomy Award recognizes outstanding contributions in research, teaching, extension or administration made outside of the United States by a current agronomist. Wortmann’s prestigious career has focused on improving nutrient management, soil conservation and the environmental integrity of crop production systems in sub-Saharan Africa and to a lesser extent in Latin America and the Caribbean.