CAES China Agreement 2016

CAES Signs Research Agreement with Chinese Academy

Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker, interim dean for N.C. A&T’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), signed a cooperation agreement with the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in Nanjing, China last week. The five-year agreement allows the two institutions to collaborate on research projects; host visiting faculty and students from each other’s institution; develop ideas and publish together; and cooperate in areas of mutual interest.

Collaboration began in 2014, when CAES researcher Dr. Jianmei Yu hosted JAAS professor Dr. Ying Li as a post-doctoral scholar in her research lab. Dr. Valerie Giddings, interim CAES associate dean for research, and Dr. Yu were on hand also to witness the proceedings and give presentations.