International Institute

  • Lusheng Huang

    Mark Keenum presents a cowbell to President Lusheng Huang of Jiangxi Agricultural University located in Nachang, China.

  • April McCain - Borlaug Fellow - Vietnam - Spring 2014

    April McCain, an Animal Sciences Graduate student at MSU, will spend the spring semester in Vietnam working as a Borlaug Fellow. She is conducting the first safety survey on meat and poultry products in Vietnam.

  • Rocky Lemus Farmer to Farmer

    Dr. Rocky Lemus, Extension Forage Specialist for the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at MSU, visits Nicaragua to help farmers with forage quality and pasture planning through USAID's Farmer to Farmer program.

  • Hui in Norway

    Fulbright Fellow Dr. Alix Hui is currently in Norway to conduct a history of science project examining the ways in which field biologists listen. She is particularly interested in how their listening practices are standardized and how this standardization process is related to a more general history of sound and listening.

  • IYLEP Program

    In July of 2014 Mississippi State University was host to 24 Iraqi students participating in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). The program, coordinated by MSU's Director of Leadership Programs and Community Engagement Dr. Cade Smith, provides invaluable leadership and educational opportunities for youth across Iraq.

  • Stepehn Brain Fulbright

    Dr. Stephen Brain, a member of Mississippi State University's history faculty, has returned from a yearlong Fulbright Fellowship in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. He and his family lived and worked just 30 miles from the Ukraine border while Brain conducted research and taught at Southern Federal University.

  • Nick Herrmann Fulbright

    Archeology Professor Dr. Nick Herrmann will be spending Spring 2015 in Cyprus as a Fulbright Fellow. The title of his project is The Ayioi Omoloyites Bioarchaeological Project: Confronting challenges of commingled human remains from Hellenistic to Roman period tombs from Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • Phyllis Miller wins national fashion design award

    Congratulations to former Fulbright Scholar Dr. Phyllis Miller for winning Best of Show at the 105th American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences National Conference!

  • JET Program

    The Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program recently held a presentation, led by JET Coordinator John Gale, on the possibilities the JET program has to offer. JET gives college graduates the opportunity to live and work in Japan as an English teacher.

  • Dr. Cottrell Fulbrighter

    Fulbright Fellow Dr. Stephen Cottrell, Director of International Engagement at the International Institute, has returned from a yearlong Fulbright Fellowship in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Dr. Cottrell taught at Nha Trang University while conducting research on geography's physical and cultural influences on the societal ethos.

  • Mohsen Razzaghi

    Mississippi State's mathematics and statistics department head Dr. Mohsen Razzaghi spent part of the 2011-12 academic year in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar. Mohsen Razzaghi taught and researched at the Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest, Romania.

  • Barakat Farmers to Farmers

    Barakat Mahmoud, assistant research professor of food safety and microbiology with the Mississippi State University Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, spent September of 2014 in Guatemala volunteering for the U. S. Agency for International Development's Farmer to Farmer Program.

  • Mr. VanDerwater Presents for Fulbright

    Mr. Peter VanDerwater, the National Director of Outreach for the Fulbright Scholar Program, presented Fulbright opportunities for U.S. faculty, administrators, and other professionals at the Fulbright Interest Session on Jan. 22, 2015

  • Moroccan Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal

    Moroccan Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal, Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum met in Jackson on Jan 21, 2015. The International Institute at MSU sponsored the ambassador's trip to Mississippi.

  • MSU, Moroccan university sign automotive engineering agreement

    On January 28th, 2015 MSU President Mark E. Keenum signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with Universite Internationale de Rabat for the implementation of a School of Automotive Engineering at the UIR campus in Rabat, Morocco, jointly delivered by the two institutions.

More than ever, global economic development, scientific exploration, and security are interconnected. The International Institute at Mississippi State University fully integrates the land-grant institutions' 130-plus years of leadership teaching, research, and service in to the global arena. Founded in June 2011, the Institute serves as the hub of the university's global engagement and development activities.

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