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Bailian Li

Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement

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Dr. Bailian Li is the Special Advisor to the Provost for Global Partnerships at NC State University. Dr. Li previously served as the Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement.  Under his leadership, NC State made significant progress for campus internationalization and won the Senator Paul Simon Award in 2014 for outstanding and innovative campus internationalization.

He is a professor of Forestry & Environmental Resources and previously served in various administrative positions at University of Minnesota and NC State University. His research projects involved quantitative genetics, forest genetics, biotechnology, genomics and tree improvement, and many of which have significant international dimensions and collaborations with scientists in different countries. He has extensive experience in developing effective international partnerships for student mobility, faculty research and joint academic exchanges. He has been an active leader and served in various leadership positions in international education communities, research and academic societies and journal editorial boards. He has extensive living and working experience in foreign countries immersed in multiple cultures and societies. Full CV