Participating institutions are Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (lead US) and University of Illinois (US partner) andUniversity College Dublin, National University of Ireland (lead EU), Agricultural University of Athens, Universidad Politecnica deMadrid, and University of Bari from the EU. The overall goal is to advance internationalization of Biosystems Engineering (BE)curricula and develop a global awareness within the discipline. Activities will include identifying core threads of the discipline,creating a database of multinational exampies that will globalize core BE courses, and developing several innovative courses.Student (24 travel each way) and staff/faculty mobility experiences will enhance the global perspectives of both and will create acohort of students aware of, and able to work in, a global employment market. Students will study abroad for one semester. Six toeight face-to-face consortium meetings are planned during the entire grant period.
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