International Studies & Programs

Asia Hub-Agriculture Launched in Nanjing

On November 29, 2017, Asia Hub-Agriculture launched at Nanjing Agricultural University. Joined by a delegation from Michigan State University, more than 200 NAU faculty, staff, students, and leadership team members attended the launch ceremony. MSU Provost Youatt and NAU Vice President Hu Feng delivered congratulatory remarks. Researchers from partner institutions of Cambodia, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand also attended the ceremony. The ceremony was followed by two-day workshops on research projects of innovations in water, energy and food systems in Asia. NAU has awarded $800,000 to 11 research projects led by NAU and MSU faculty. NAU has also committed similar amount of research funding in each year for additional two years as the Asia Hub-Agriculture seed funding. In the second and third year, other Asia partner research institutions will be invited to join the funding application. It is expected that the collaborative research projects will reach a higher international level for more substantial funding after the first three initial years, especially funding from major international agencies. Water, food, and energy have been intensifying issues in Asia under the pressure of economic development and climate change. International collaboration is the key. Governments, industries, and societies are seeking ideas, making policies, finding strategies to meet the challenges. Research plays important roles in these processes. Their evidence and science based findings may provide solid policy recommendations and viable solutions for many.

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Asian Hub-Agriculture Opening

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Asian Hub-Agriculture Opening

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Director Qi, Provost Youatt met with Nepalese professor Mana Kolakshyapati

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Provost Youatt with two NAU Pakistan students