Welcome to the Smith International Center! The Center was established with the vision of being a leader among US land grant institutions in addressing the world’s grand challenge of feeding the world while restoring the planet.
The Smith Center’s mission is to empower UT faculty, staff and students to develop sustainable food systems solutions that benefit the lives of the poor and hungry, by feeding the world while restoring the planet. We achieve this mission by:
- Cultivating faculty and student champions to be global change agents
- Developing intentional international collaborations through strategic partnerships and networks
- Communicating the importance of global engagement to our communities in Tennessee and around the world