Wen Simei was nominated as Vice-president of South China Agricultural University in May, 2006. His field of special interest is agricultural economics and management. He was promoted to be professor in Agricultural Economics & Management in 1992.
Wen worked as an official in Bazhong County in 1975. He gained his Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Agricultural College in 1982, Master’s degree in Economics and Management from Cornell University in 1985, and Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics and Management from Nanjing Agricultural University in 1995. In 1985, he joined the South China Agricultural University faculty and also served as Dean of College of Economics and Trade, Chief of Economic Development Institute of SCAU, Chief of Guangdong Rural Economy Research Center etc. In 2002, Wen was promoted to be the chief professor in Agricultural Economics & Management (National Key Discipline) at SCAU.
He has undertaken international cooperative projects and national projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Social Science Foundation, and Guangdong Provincial Government etc. He published monographs, teaching materials, and translative works and over 120 academic papers. He won the Second Prize of Excellent Young Teacher Award by Fok Yin-tung Foundation, Excellent Research Achievement by Kellogg Foundation, Award for Distinguished Young Scientists by Guangdong Provincial Government, Outstanding Educational Staff of Guangdong Province, National Model Teacher Award, and other awards both at home and abroad.
He held the posts of Kellogg International Research Fellow, Specialist Consultant of International Institute — World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He had a lecture tour in Harvard University,Stanford University, California University, Tokyo University, National University of Australia, and many other universities and has carried out international cooperative research projects with these universities. He is renowned in the academic communities both at home and abroad.
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