On the morning of October 13th a delegation led by Mr. Jean-Raphal PEYTREGNET, French Consul General to Guangzhou came to visit SCAU. The delegation included: Mr. Philippe BOURDON, Cultural Consul, Mr. David BASSIR, Technology Consul and Mr. S bastien MAUVE, Director of University Co-project. President Chen Xiaoyang gave a warm welcome to the guests.
Chen briefed the basic information of cooperation and communication between SCAU and universities of Canada, America, Britain and other countries. He also talked about the experience of the visit to universities in Paris this August, hoping that the Consul General could strongly support the cooperation between SCAU and French universities.
Mr. Jean-Raphal PEYTREGNET reviewed the two major scientific research projects co-launched by French universities, research institutes and SCAU, considering the cooperation very meaningful. He also hoped that the two sides could gain a further and stronger cooperation by sending professors for mutual visits, co-cultivating the PhDs and masters and carrying out the researches on agricultural science and environmental protection.
Talking about the French language teaching, Chen pointed out that SCAU was planning to set up a language training center for French, Spanish and other foreign languages, which would lead to the in-depth cooperation between the two sides. Talking about the discipline development, Chen expressed that SCAU attached great importance the development of material science and bio-energy science and SCAU was looking forward some remarkable achievements in these two aspects. Mr. Jean-Raphal PEYTREGNET appreciated the ideas very much and he would try his best to serve as a bridge to promote cooperation between SCAU and other French universities.
Then, the guests had an in-dept exchange of views about the specific issues of bilateral cooperation and communication with heads from Office of International Relations. The guests also visited history museum of SCAU, the root biology research center in College of Natural Resources and Environment, the laboratory of plant genomics and bio-technology in College of Life Science and had a discussion with the students.
Source of News: Office of International RelationsEdited by: Xiao Yuhan / Huang Weixian