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FAFU Hosts “Forestry-Carbon Neutrality” Parallel Session

福建农林大学(英文版)   发布时间: 2023-11-24   信息员:

On November 11th and 12th, “Forestry-Carbon Neutrality Forum”, one of the parallel sessions of “2023 Maritime Silk Road International Conference on the Cooperation and Integration of Industry, Education, Research and Application”, was held in FAFU’s Changsheng Convention Center. The conference was co-organized by National Center for Schooling Development Programme and Fujian Provincial Department of Education. FAFU’s President Lan Siren, Professor Wang Guangyu from the University of British Columbia in Canada, and Professor Sakhan Teejuntuk, Assistant to the President of Kasetsart University in Thailand, delivered speeches at the opening ceremony which was chaired by the Dean of the College of Forestry.

President Lan Siren makes a speech 

In his address, President Lan Siren expressed that the parallel session will help experts and scholars to share the latest research findings and explore future collaboration opportunities to promote sustainable development and respond to the challenges posed by climate change. Professor Wang Guangyu and Professor Sakhan Teejuntuk stated in their speeches that this parallel session provides a high-level platform for academic exchanges and collaboration, which in turn will pool greater wisdom to build a greener and more sustainable future. 

Cooperation Memorandum Signing Ceremony 

During the opening ceremony, Professor Zhang Feiping, Dean of the Graduate School at FAFU and Professor Sakhan Teejuntuk from Kasetsart University signed a memorandum of cooperation. President Lan Siren, along with guests from Beijing Forestry University, Northeast Forestry University, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Southwest Forestry University, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Academy of Forestry, University of Zurich, Chungnam National University in South Korea, and the University of the Philippines, attended the signing ceremony.

Speech by Professor Bernhard Schmid from University of Zurich 

The parallel session which lasted for one and a half days witnessed high-level academic presentations delivered on the theme of “Forestry-Carbon Neutrality” by 23 scholars. More than 50 experts and scholars from over 20 universities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, the mainland and Taiwan of China as well as over 150 FAFU postgraduates were invited to attend the parallel session.

The International Conference on the Cooperation and Integration of Industry, Education, Research and Application was initiated by the Ministry of Education in 2018. To date, it has been successfully held for five sessions.


Correspondant/Photogragher: College of Forestry  

Translators: Chen Jun, International College

                    Xie Xinyi, International College


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