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By Robby EdwardsDale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture this
week hosted four faculty members from Belgium’s Ghent University, celebrating 15 years
of cooperative research and education between Ghent and the Dale Bumpers College of
Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.
The two-day meeting at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, taking place
Thursday and today, celebrated both a long-running student exchange program and successful
faculty collaboration. The agenda also included an evaluation of the current status
of the partnership, with a view toward how it might be enhanced in the future. This
involves developing new creative ventures to improve student experiences and research,
and further strengthen ties between the institutions.
The event represents a unique opportunity for students to learn about novel international
study opportunities, and for faculty to network and develop research collaborations
with leading Ghent researchers.
"Our collaboration with Ghent University has been very productive with close to $1
million in funding from the EU-US Atlantis Program Mobility Grant, which allowed about
100 student exchanges, 50 joint-publications, 14 short courses, and several study
abroad programs during the past 15 years," said Jeyamkondan Subbiah, head of the department
of food science. "We are excited to celebrate our collaboration and explore future
Study abroad opportunities include a range of options from a short two-week “Sustainability
Course” at Ghent, coordinated through Bumpers College and the University of Arkansas
College of Engineering, to semester-long experiences or longer as part of a dual-degree
program or a “stand-alone” research experience as part of an honors project, master's
degree thesis or doctoral work.
The relationship began around 2004 with the federally funded program for a dual-degree
program in agricultural economics and bioresources student exchange program and short
courses, which involved students and faculty across campus. These programs have continued
despite conclusion of grants due to termination of the federal program. The meeting
will focus on planning imaginative international programs for the coming years.
To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural
Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearchand Instagram at ArkAgResearch.
About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates
who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment,
agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice
candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs.
The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S.
senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For
more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Media Contact: Fred MillerU of A Division of AgricultureArkansas Agricultural Experiment Station(479) email@example.com