The University of Nebraska is now accepting applications for a pilot program funded by the Scientific Exchanges Fellowship Program, within the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Fellows will work with a mentor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA for 12 weeks on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) technical barriers to trade (TBT). Eligible countries include Kenya, Morocco, Tanzania, and Tunisia. Application deadline is October 15, 2019.
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
- 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.
- Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Yeutter Institute brings new opportunities to Nebraska students, communityMay is World Trade Month, just as many newly minted Nebraska graduates are forging the first steps in their career paths, and the Yeutter Institute has many new opportunities for Nebraska students and the community at large to improve knowledge and skills around international trade and finance.