Date: 2014-07-12

College of Horticulture has a good cooperation and exchange with colleges and research institutions home and abroad. Over the past decade, it has hosted eight national academic conferences. In November 2007, it successfully hosted the “Second Session of the Tenth Council and Symposium of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science”. More than 420 delegates from all over the country attended the meeting. Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Chao’an Wei, and Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Lixin Huang, came and delivered an important speech to the audience, which had an important influence both inside and outside the industry.
Since 2000, College of Horticulture has established stable cooperation relationship and exchanges with universities like Chiba University(Japan), University of Wisconsin(U.S.A), Cornell University(U.S.A), Wageningen University(Holland), Egerton University(Kenya), and companies like the Syngenta Company(U.S.A), the Limagrain Group(France), Nunhems (Holland). And the college has expanded her reputation at home and abroad as well as improved the research capabilities and school management through project cooperation, exchange visits, joint training of graduate students and many other ways. From 2004 to 2007, the college has successively held four East African Advanced Training Class for “Horticultural Crop Production Management and Safety Standards”. And in 2008, the College jointly organized with the university the international training course held in Kenya, commissioned by the Ministry of Education. In 2010, the College held Sino-US cooperation and exchange programs in agricultural science and technology, entrusted by the Ministry of Agriculture. It organized study groups to the U.S. to learn from their advanced vegetable industry technology system. The group members were received by the Deputy Minister of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, obtaining fruitful results.
In terms of international academic exchanges, the college has sent more than 100 teachers and students abroad to pay academic visit, study and attend international academic conferences since 2000. In 2007 and 2010, there were respectively dozens of students and teachers participated in the 27th and 28th session of the International Horticultural Congress. Several people made report on the Congress, which produced a good influence in the international horticultural society.