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K-State Today

July 8, 2014

K-State awarded grant for international collaboration on global issues

Submitted by Steve Watson

Chuck Rice

Kansas State University is part of an international team that has been awarded a $250,000 grant with academic institutions in the U.K., China and India.

This is one of 23 multilateral university partnerships created by the Global Innovation Initiative, or GII, a new program funded by the U.S. and U.K. governments to foster research collaboration with higher education institutes in Brazil, China, India and Indonesia.

As part of this grant, K-State will provide research exchanges and training on "Global Farm Platforms for Sustainable Ruminant Livestock Production" along with the University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of Bristol in the U.K., Zhejiang University in China and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University in India.

At K-State, Chuck Rice, university distinguished professor of agronomy, will serve as the point of contact to host scientists for collaboration and training. This program will allow exchanges of research scientists between University of Bristol, K-State and scientists training from universities in China and India.