On February 24th, President of Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Professor Liu Daqun met with the visiting CABI Executive Director, Dr. Ulrich Kuhlman at the Graduate School. Both agreed to keep a closer partnership in mutual interested areas of faculty exchanges, postgraduate education, and joint recruitment of international students. Dr. Feng Dongxin, Director General of Department of International Cooperation, CAAS attended the meeting.
After a brief introduction of the academy’s first class talent team and research equipment, Liu pointed out that, the graduate school is ready to welcome more international talents, both the international students and high-level lecturers. He also proposed approaches to develop future collaboration between the two institutions.
Ulrich Kuhlmann applauded Liu’s suggestion and reviewed the updates and development of the MOA–CABI Joint Laboratory for Bio-Safety, hosted by the CAAS Plant Protection Institute.
In September 2008, the joint laboratory was formally established, with main research areas including IPM technology, introduction and development of biopesticide resources, reduction of environmental pollution caused by pesticides, impacts of transgenic plants on agroecosystem.