International Education Center - IEC

To help improve the sustainability of agriculture and natural resources in developing nations, the University of Florida (UF) has launched a new education center with the nonprofit International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

The International Education Center (IEC) is based at the ICRISAT headquarters in Hyderabad, capitol of the Andhra Pradesh state in South Central India.  The center’s goals include enhancing sustainability of agriculture and natural resources, and spurring greater collaboration between UF and the counterparts from institutions in the region.

IEC will promote educational (including research and extension) activities related to agriculture and natural resources, with the primary goals of fostering technology transfer, generating new knowledge, and extending the knowledge thus gained to solve practical problems. IEC will serve as a focal point for consortium members in offering educational programs in India and other countries in South and Southeast Asia, using various modes of delivery, and will promote IEC excellence in the region for collaboration in capacity building, education , and research.

We invite you to explore our website and contact program directors at IEC with any questions or for additional information.  Further information about the joint Center is available from UF (Dr. K. Ramesh Reddy) and from ICRISAT (Dr. Dileepkumar Guntuku).