Global Update


With the issues of GLOBAL UPDATE, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launches a newsletter to keep faculty and staff informed of international activities and initiatives. It is our hope that the newsletters will enhance our collective globalization efforts through improved communication among faculty and staff. We look forward to hearing from you regarding updates on international activities in your area. We will gladly include a brief note in future editions.
--David Acker, Associate Dean for Global Engagement

Global Engagement

Global engagement is a pervasive theme in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.  It is an essential component of our research, teaching, and outreach programs.  As we strive for the highest quality programs, globalization is one of the key pathways to becoming the best.


History of Global Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Iowa State University formally began its international development and outreach activities in 1945 with the founding of the Iowa State College Tropical Research Center in Guatemala. In 1961, an office responsible for overseeing international activities was opened, but it was not until July of 1973 that the Global Programs office was officially established in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


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