North America

Allen M. Featherstone
Kansas State University

Lisa House
University of Florida


Kansas State University's Agricultural Economics department graduate program has experienced strong growth under the direction of Dr. Featherstone. He guided the development of the Master of Agribusiness degree. His research program has resulted in more than 80 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. As a leading agriculture finance scholar, Dr. Featherstone has assisted the industry on mergers, loan loss severity, the influence of taxes on farm land, and alternative federal tax

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Florida is committed to producing society-ready graduates. In order to prepare for the diversity of international challenges UF students will face as tomorrow’s leaders, CALS encourages active participation in our international educational, research, and extension projects. The Food and Resource Economics (FRE) Department at UF has identified international trade policy and the trade environment as priority research issues, with a specific focus on the Latin American and Caribbean Basin region. With one of the leading undergraduate programs in the Nation, Florida seeks to continually improve and innovate in teaching methods that will bring the most timely and appropriate training to our students. In 2004, FRE added a new international specialization to its undergraduate curriculum due to the increasing importance of producing graduates who understand and can succeed in the global marketplace.


Russia and the Former Soviet Union

Pavel Sorokin
Russian State Agrarian University

Split Blood Cathedral


The Russian State Agrarian University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest higher-education institution of agriculture in Russia. The University is a large educational, research and outreach complex comprising eleven Colleges (Faculties). The total enrollment exceeds ten thousand students studying in BSc, MSs, PhD and Advanced Degree Specialist’s programs. MBA program in agribusiness is a unique one and combines the industry related specialization and the experience of the best Russian business schools. The University has bilateral agreements on cultural and technical cooperation with more than 30 Universities and Scientific Centers from 25 countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Denmark, and China.


Roberto Fava Score
University of Sao Paulo


The University of São Paulo (USP) is a Brazilian public institution, established in 1934, maintained by the State of São Paulo. This means that no student pays fees to study at the university, which is fully maintained by state taxes. In Brazilian system, free public education is the one that maintains the highest quality in teaching, research and extension, the tripod that supports the Brazilian public university system. That is why USP grows each year in international rankings and is always in first place not only in Brazil but throughout Latin America. The university has the best researchers in the country on its staff, which reflects on the quality of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

European Union

Maud Roucan-Kane
Ecole d’ ingénieurs de Purpan

Toulouse, France

Purpan, formerly ESAP: School of Agriculture Purpan,which is located in Toulouse, France, was founded in 1919 by a group of farmers from the area and has maintained this spirit of direct collaboration with the agricultural community. Currently 520 students are preparing for the degree of "Ingenieur en agriculture,” which has been developed and expanded over the years while respecting its original purpose, i.e. an educational program closely related to the professional sector of agriculture.

East Asia

Yann Duval
Ravipim Chaveesuk
Kasetsart University

Kasetsart University was established on February 2, 1943 with the prime aims in promoting subjects related to agricultural sciences.  Of the 24 public and 40 private universities and institutions in the country, Kasetsart is the very first one to offer post-secondary degree-bound educational programs in agriculture.  Since 1943 the University has revised its curricula and expanded the subject areas to cover science, arts, social science, humanity, education, engineering, and architecture.  Today enrollment at its 7 campuses located throughout Thailand total 23,000 students.  Amidst the age of globalization today, Kasetsart University has been recognized as a Research University; and as the first university of Thailand entrusted by Commission on Higher Education to launch the project "Thailand Cyber University" aiming to provide e-learning services for people from all walks of life.

Dr. Duval’s areas of expertise are: Neuro-fuzzy logic applications in financial forecasting and management; International trade and the environment, Alternative energy economics; Web-based marketing research; E-commerce and agribusiness.


Nic Lees
Lincoln University


Lincoln University was established as a School of Agriculture in 1878 and in 1896 offered its first degree. That year it also became the Canterbury Agricultural College, later becoming a college of the University of New Zealand. When the University of New Zealand was dissolved in 1961 the college became Lincoln College, a constituent College of the University of Canterbury. The college was granted autonomous university status in 1990 as part of the major reforms of tertiary education in New Zealand. Lincoln University is one of eight government universities in New Zealand. The University enjoys a rural setting on the Canterbury plains less than half an hour from Christchurch, the biggest city in the South Island of New Zealand. Currently about 3,600 students are enrolled at Lincoln University.

South Asia

Rajinder Sidhu
Punjab Agricultural University

Gold Temple


Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjab is one of the State Agricultural Universities in India. It was established in 1962 and is the oldest agricultural university in India after GBPUA&T, Pantnagar. It has a international reputation for excellence in agriculture due the level of awards it has won and achievements made throughout its history, particularly during India's Green Revolution. It pioneered the Green Revolution in India in 1960s and is considered as one of the best agricultural universities in Asia.


Sub-Saharan Africa

Theodora Hyuha
Makerere University

African bananas

Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. The College offered various courses in Carpentry, Building and Mechanics, Medical Care, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses. In 1949, it became a University College affiliated to the University College of London. In 1963 it became the University of East Africa, offering courses leading to general degrees of the University of London.

On July 1, 1970, Makerere became an independent national university of the Republic of Uganda, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to its own awards. Today Makerere University has twenty-two faculties/institutes/schools offering not only day but also evening and external study programs to a student body of about 30,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates (both Ugandan and foreign). It is also a very active center for research.