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
Moscow State Agro-Engineering University www.msau.ru
Experience Russia (30 minutes)
Moscow State Agro-Engineering University (MSAU) is the oldest (established in 1930) and largest (3,500 students) school of its kind in Russia. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in 9 major areas of agricultural engineering and economics. An evening program of agribusiness management has been in operation at the university
Although Moscow State Agro-Engineering University (MSAU) is the oldest school of its kind in Russia, it is reasonably well (by Russian standards) equipped with the modern computer hardware. In 2000, the Center for Information Technologies and Distance Education was established there to serve the needs of Russian agricultural educational institutions. The university has developed extensive international links with the educational institutions from the U.S., UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and other countries, including the former Soviet Republics. One of the most successful projects, “Study Abroad in International Agriculture,” was initiated in the mid-nineties with the Penn State Department of Extension Education, and has grown to include students and faculty from half a dozen of the U.S. Land Grant
ORT University in Uruguay was selected because of its impeccable quality. ORT is an institution with in excess of 9,000 students. It is recognized as one of the premier institutions of the Southern Cone.
ORT University’s business school was recently recognized as one of the top 20 business schools in all of Latin America. Montevideo is also home to the headquarters of MERCOSUR, offering the potential for important studies in international trade. ORT has partnered with a number of other universities globally, and is well invested in technology making them ideally suited for a distance delivery. ORT and K-State are also working in partnership to develop a Spanish
version of the MAB program.
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.
Kasetsart University www.ku.ac.th
MAB in Southeast Asia (29 minutes)
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.
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.
Punjab Agricultural University www.pau.edu
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 reputationfor 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.
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.