On July 5, a delegation of the University of British Columbia, Canada, including Prof. Guangyu Wang, Vice Dean of the College of Forestry, and Sun Weina, Director of the Asia-Pacific Forest Network Organization Department of the State Forestry Administration of China paid a visit to SCAU to seek cooperation on tropical forestry research.
At the meeting, the leading officials of the International Office introduced the development, characteristics of scientific research and international exchanges of SCAU, and put forward the idea of cooperation with the University of British Columbia and universities in South America in the field of tropical forestry. Meanwhile, they also briefed the guests on the previous cooperation with universities of South American, expressed the hope that the two schools could cooperate in the future in establishing scientific research cooperation platform, teacher training, student training programs.
Representatives of the College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture and the College of Materials and Energy also introduced the discipline setting, scientific research team and the achievements in personnel training of the colleges to foreign guests in detail.
Prof. Guangyu Wang detailedthecooperation model of University of British Columbia, Canada, with APFNet. APFNet-UBC is committed to carrying out the climate change research projects and forestry education in the Asia-Pacific region. He hoped that the experts of SCAUcould join the team of Forest Sustainable Management MOOC courses. At the same time, it was expected that the two schools and universities in South America could carry out scientific research cooperation in fields like management and recovery of tropical forestry. Sun also explained the operation and management of the Asia-Pacific Forest Network Organization and said she would support the relevant cooperation.
Through discussions, both sides reached a preliminary consensus on starting teacher training, student exchanges and how to use their respective advantages in tropical forestry research for future cooperation. Both sides agreed to actively push forward relevant cooperation issues.
The research fieldsof the University of British Columbia spans from seedling, forest cultivation, management, conservation of natural resources, timber production towood processing. The College of Forestry of the University of British Columbia is not only the undertaking unit of research institutes such as the Applied Ecology Research Center of Canada, but it also has established good relations with governments, forestry organizations, enterprises and research organizations around the world. SCAU has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the University of British Columbia, Canada.