Royal Agricultural University | Published 30/11/2023, last updated 18/01/2024
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has a long history of collaborating with China and recently hosted a delegation from Shenyang University (SYU) in the north east of China.
The RAU has recently received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Education to collaborate with SYU and this visit was to discuss that collaboration and research partnerships.
Senior representatives from SYU were joined by RAU Honorary Fellow Tiger Wang, who heads up the RAU's presence in China, and others from the RAU's China office to meet with RAU staff including Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter McCaffery, Pro Vice-Chancellors Mark Horton and David Main, and Chief Operating Officer Graham Pollard.
As well as number of meetings, the guests were taken on a tour of the RAU's Cirencester campus before enjoying lunch with a choice of Chinese food or traditional British fish and chips!
Mark Horton, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise at the RAU, said: "It was really good to meet up with our Chinese colleagues face to face and to show them around our historic campus.
"We look forward to developing our partnership that will address many key issues in sustainable food, farming, and environmental risk that are faced in both the UK and China."
Pictured (L-R) are: RAU University Treasurer Simon Costa; Kevin Zhao, Chief of Business Development; Chris Brown, Director of International Education; RAU Chief Operating Officer Graham Pollard; Weijin Zhang, Vice Dean, College of International Education; Tiger Wang, Director, RAU China Office; Jianbing Wei, Dean of the College of Life Science and Bioengineering; RAU Vice-Chancellor Peter McCaffery; Hongxi Jin, Director of International Exchange and Cooperation; David Main, RAU Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Planning and Resources; Mark Horton, RAU Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise; and Xianmin Chang, Professor of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the RAU.
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education, research, and innovation for more than 175 years. Today, the RAU has around 1,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying subjects ranging from agriculture, rural land management, and rural policy, to sustainable food systems, real estate, cultural heritage, business and entrepreneurship, and equine science, all based at its Cirencester campus. The RAU has a network of education partners across the UK and abroad, and prides itself on its links with industry and its ability to meet the demand for land-based expertise worldwide.