The signing ceremony of comprehensive science and technology cooperation agreement between JAAS and Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) was held on May 27, 2014. JAAS Secretary Yan Shaohua of CPC(Communist Party of China) Party Committee, President Yi Zhongyi, Vice Presidents Chang Youhong, Zheng Jianchu, Yu Wengui, Zhou Jiannong, Liu Xianjin and Huang Jun, NAU Secretary Zuo Wei of CPC Party Committee, President Zhou Guanghong, Vice Presidents Hua Yachun, Chen Ligen, Dai Jianjun and Dong Weichun attended the ceremony.
Secretary Yan said that the cooperation was a new landmark in resources sharing and integration for researches, disciplines and talents. He hoped both sides would make concerted efforts to enhance the influence of JAAS and NAU in modern agriculture research. President Yi Zhongyi expressed his gratitude for the consistent support from NAU in the 80 years history of JAAS development. Yi believed that the cooperation helped to establish a long-term comprehensive strategic relationship between JAAS and NAU.
NAU Secretary Zuo Wei and President Zhou Guanghe extended warm welcome to JAAS administration and introduced the development of NAU. They said the cooperation was a chance to learn from each other and offset their weakness. JAAS and NAU will join hands to make contributions to agriculture modernization in Jiangsu and even the entire China.
According to the agreement, both sides will carry out comprehensive cooperation in personnel exchange, platform sharing, graduate education and service extension, etc.. “Graduate Education Center” will be established to give a better play to the strengths of both sides and facilitate the high-caliber personnel training platform. An efficient and flexible cooperation mechanism will be established for meetings and consultations on a regular basis.