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International Engagement

International Engagement

Langston University LU SAAS fulfills its global mission through collaborative work with foreign governments, academic institutions, non-profit groups and international agencies. Over several years, LU SAAS has hosted visiting scientists, scholars, and visitors from over 30 foreign countries. Training for foreign livestock workers and scientists as well as United States-based persons who often travel and work overseas are other ways in which LU SAAS is active in the international arena.

An increasing number of international students are studying in LU SAAS. Importantly, LU SAAS has established, as a primary goal, to continue building international relationships so that the majority of LU SAAS students may experience at least one study abroad program during their term of matriculation at LU.

International Partnerships & Collaborations

For information refer to:
http://goats.langston.edu

Contact Information:
Tilahun Sahlu, Ph.D.
Director/Res. Professor
sahlu@langston.edu
(405) 466-6148

Visiting Scholars Program

The American Institute for Goat Research of LU SAAS invites a select number of international students/scientists to take part in various research projects. This facilitates the opportunity to share and learn different agricultural practices, issues, and solutions. After being trained at Langston, many visiting scholars have gone on to become leading professionals in their own countries, which has resulted in long-lasting international partnerships.

All headshots for Visiting Scholars are included in the dropbox link (in the description section of the request form)

Current Visiting Scholars:

Rommel Mauricio Calle

  • Visiting Scholar
  • Native of Bolivia
  • Experience: Veterinary degree and a MSc. in Animal Science

Dr. Raquel Lourencon

  • Visiting Scholar
  • Native of Brazil
  • Research Project: Red Cedar Control with Goats
  • Experiment: SH-15-07

Ms. Luana P. S. Ribeiro

  • Visiting Scholar / Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Native of Brazil
  • Research Project: Effects of Body Condition at Kidding on Performance of Lactating Dairy Goats
  • Experiment: LR-15-02, LR-17-14, LR-17-16, LR-18-01

Mr. Ali Hussein

  • Graduate Student (PhD; cooperative with Oklahoma State University)
  • Research Project: Resilience in Sheep and Goats to Climatic Stress Factors
  • Experiments: AH-16-05, AH-17-02, AH-17-10, AH-17-12

Mr. Miguel Angel Rojas

  • Native of Bolivia
  • Visiting Scholar
  • Emphasis Areas: Animal management and reproduction
  • Experiment: EL-17-07, EL-17-13, MR-17-18, EL-17-20

Dr. Qunhui Yang

  • Native of China
  • Visiting Scholar
  • Research Project: Immunity to Internal Parasitism (OKLUSAHLU2017)
  • Experiment: ZW-17-17

For more information refer to:
http://goats.langston.edu

Contact Information:
Arthur L. Goetsch, Ph.D.
Research Leader
arthur.goetsch@langston.edu
(405) 466-6164

Tilahun Sahlu, Ph.D.
Director/Res. Professor
sahlu@langston.edu
(405) 466-6148

Chinese Exchange Program

Langston University signed MOUs with three Chinese universities: Henan University of Science & Technology (HUST); China Agricultural University in Beijing (CAU); Northwest A&F University Yangling (NWAFU). The purpose behind these partnerships is to explore and establish teaching collaborations with the three Chinese universities in student exchange and “2 Plus 2” programs. The Chinese Exchange Program welcomes four Chinese students for two academic school years. At the conclusion of the program students are awarded a degree from their host institute and receive a degree from Langston University.

These students and their Chinese university have been satisfied with their academic accomplishments. LU administration is presently envisioning an expansion to a larger enrollment of international students and to other majors beyond agriculture.

Contact Information:
Steve Zeng, Ph.D.
Chairperson/Professor
steve.zeng@langston.edu
(405) 466-6145

International Internship Opportunities

  • Shanghai, China
  • Other destinations are open to students as they become available at LU SAAS

Contact Information:
Steve Zeng, Ph.D.
E.L. Holloway, Room 404
Chairperson/Professor
steve.zeng@langston.edu
(405) 466-6145

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