In Dec. 2017, JITRI, Wageningen University and Government of Taizhou signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Nanjing, China. The MOU is aiming to support Wageningen University’s agricultural research and collaboration with government of Taizhou. The collaboration projects will be focused in agriculture, food and environmental science.
Yidong Hu, secretary of the party committee from JITRI, Ernst van den Ende, members of the board from Wageningen University and Mingguan Chen, vice mayor of Taizhou signed the MOU together.
Professor Qing Liu, the President of JITRI, said: 'Wageningen University is the well known university in the world for her agriculture and life science research. We hope the joint collaboration could turn Taizhou into a agricultural technology transformation center in Asia.'
Wageningen University tops the QS World Universities Ranking by subject in Agriculture & Forestry. Wageningen has been deemed the best university in the world for Agriculture & Forestry, ahead of the University of California (UC Davis, USA) and Cornell University (USA). In addition, Wageningen is the best university in the Netherlands for Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Development Studies.