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UK Students Bring Renewable Energy Technology to Africa

While Americans may complain about fuel prices, the availability and access to transportation fuel is something that most can take for granted. Several University of Kentucky College of Engineering students from the Paducah campus recently learned that is not necessarily so in other areas of the world.

UK Among Universities Fighting World Hunger

The University of Kentucky, in collaboration with 150 other institutions across the nation, is leading an effort to combat world hunger.

Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH), a partnership program initiated by Auburn University and the UN World Food Programme, was founded to develop and implement action agendas for students and faculty across the globe. The program aims to increase hunger awareness, fundraising, advocacy and academic initiatives, to create a leading university community fully engaged in the effort to eliminate world hunger.

Cao Wei Unites UK and the China University of Mining and Technology

In 2005, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering formed a partnership with China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT). The goal of this cooperation was to offer a program of exchange for students and staff on both sides that would be mutually beneficial. September marks the seventh anniversary of this partnership, which continues to grow and has been home to nearly 30 students studying in the various fields of engineering, as well as Dr. Cao Wei, an associate professor and director of graduate studies at CUMT.

UK's Shoulder to Shoulder Global Recognized as Exemplary Program

What began as a small medical mission trip to Ecuador  in 2002 for a group of pediatric medical residents led by Dr. Thomas Young, professor of pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has evolved over the years into a large multidisciplinary, interprofessional partnership between UK and the local community working together to discover new and improved ways to teach, learn, and serve vulnerable and resource-poor communities in Ecuador.

Gatton Opens Doors for International Education

As university graduates face an increasingly global and internationally connected marketplace, the Gatton College of Business and Economics strives to equip students with necessary experiences for success. Brendan O'Farrell, international director in Gatton, is opening doors to make those experiences possible.


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