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
- 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.
- Sunday, November 4, 2018
Nebraska students, visiting scholar engage with global leaders at World Food PrizeStudents from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as a visiting international scholar with the Borlaug Fellowship program and her faculty mentor, attended this year’s World Food Prize Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, with the theme of “Rise to the Challenge,” exploring the cross-sector effort to feed the planet’s 2050 population of 9.5 billion people.
- Friday, November 2, 2018
Alumnus takes Nebraska community development experience to ZimbabweIn a feature from the Rural Futures Institute's Rural Futures Podcast, Brierly Kuhudzayi, a Nebraska graduate of the community development master's program and former RFI serviceship participant, discusses UNL’s impact on his future in Zimbabwe.
- 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.