CAAS agreement signed

16 July 2015

On Thursday 18 June the Vice President of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Professor Han Huipeng, signed a partnership agreement that will see CAAS postgraduate students complete part of their research training at the University of Sydney.

The agreement will enable CAAS students to pursue PhD studies at the faculties of Agriculture and Environment and Vet Science at the University of Sydney, particularly in the areas of plant science, natural resources and environmental sciences, agro-technology and food Sciences, crop sciences, animal science, animal health, animal production, and veterinary medicine.

Founded in 1957, CAAS is responsible for agricultural science and technology research at the central government level in China and comprises a network of 37 research institutes across China, with 7000 staff and 900 research students. During the last week of October the Faculty of Veterinary Science will host a visit by CAAS research leaders from Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin and Lanzhou research centres to pursue research partnerships in dairy and poultry production, livestock health, biosecurity and food safety research programs. The Faculty will be supporting our researchers to:

  • Establish collaborations and projects with travel funding to visit CAAS; and
  • Identify and recruit PhD students, with a CAAS supervisor, with funding for establishing their projects.

CAAS research leaders will give talks and meet staff on both campuses during the PG research conference week, running from 26 to 30 October.