Our programs thrive on global collaboration and partnerships.

Building Connections, Developing Solutions

International Faculty Activity Database:

This database is a central repository of all CALS faculty international activities navigable by a number of categories such as faculty expertise, types of projects, regions, and countries. With more than 250 CALS faculty engaged in international projects, this is a powerful tool in the development of future interdisciplinary and interinstitutional international collaborations.

Global Academy:

CALS Global Academy designs and develops customized training programs for agricultural professionals from around the globe which is aided by North Carolina’s transitional climate and diverse terrain that mimics many foreign environments. NC State is a top candidate for hosting international agricultural professionals for training due to its closer proximity to the Research Triangle Park – the largest research park in the world, and NC State’s researchers who are leading the charge for agricultural and life science innovation. In the past three years, Global Academy has conducted an annual average of 5 training programs, with professionals from 16 different countries covering  a wide variety of topics.

Student Involvement:

CALS Global Academy graduate student trainers work with international agricultural professionals and have the unique opportunity learn about foreign agriculture and network with NC companies and government as well as professionals from around the globe. Additionally, CALS International Programs is converging graduate students from across the college to develop a student organization (SAIGE) aimed at enhancing their global awareness and preparedness for engaging in international and interdisciplinary work. This student organization aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge across various agriculture-related disciplines, while fostering collaboration among graduate students and faculty. Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to expand their global learning through the international research internship programs with world renowned research institutes and universities .


CALS International Programs is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and non-discrimination. This commitment extends to all faculty and staff employment decisions as well as providing open and inclusive access to every participant in our programs and activities.

For more information visit CALS Diversity and Inclusion.
For those participating in USDA funded projects, visit the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.

250 scientists and research initiatives in 90 countries

We develop sustainable agricultural solutions worldwide.

How to Navigate Our Databases and Maps

Our interactive databases and maps are powerful tools for discovering and learning more about our projects all over the world.

These databases facilitate connections, engagement, collaboration, and partnerships among CALS faculty, students, and their global peers. The Faculty Directory provides CALS’ research expertise and direct contact information. The Activities Directory provides information on specific projects and associated faculty based on project types while the Activities Map allows you to view project locations on an interactive world map.  

Check out the video below for a quick tutorial.