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University cultivates 30 year partnership in China


The University of Wolverhampton recently celebrated a 30 year partnership with Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU) in China.

YAU is a key University in Yunnan Province, which specialises in teaching, research and covers multiple subjects, including biology, soil science, animal husbandry, water resources and hydropower as well agricultural engineering, management of agricultural economy and humanities and social science.  It has 25,000 students and over 100 international students.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the two Universities in 1987 who have since been working in partnership to share resources in teaching and research as well as introducing a student exchange programme. 

Professor Mike Fullen, Professor of Soil Technology in the Faculty of Science & Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The reciprocal visits between the two Universities have framed the future co-operation in teaching, scientific research and personnel training.

“Our visits have included conducting research, tutoring graduate students and delivering lectures on soil erosion and conservation.  Our academic exchanges have strengthened the co-operation in teaching, research, joint education and collaborative projects.”

Over the past 30 years, the Universities have secured over £2 million in funding for various research projects, 10 PhD theses and 28 Masters Degrees have been completed and awarded, 51 refereed publications and 58 conference papers have been published and 200 people have participated in exchange programmes between the two Universities.

Picture caption: Professor Sheng Jun, President of YAU (left) and Professor Mike Fullen, University of Wolverhampton.


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Date Issued: 27th April 2017

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