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 180 CALS faculty engaged in international projects, this is a powerful tool in the development of future interdisciplinary and interinstitutional international collaborations.
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.
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 .