2013 Dialogue-Welcome to China Coordinating Office for GCHERA WAP
2013 Dialogue
GCHERA World Dialogue 2013 was held on Oct.20-21 in Nanjing, China

By Liu Zhimin, Liu Xiaoguang and Huang Weihai

GCHERA World Dialogue” Education and Innovation in Agricultural and Life Sciences: Universities as Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Rural Development” was held in Nanjing Agricultural University on the afternoon of October20,2013. Six keynote speakers presented their speech around this topic.

Discussion in GCHERA World Dialogue

Both Philippe CHOQUET (President of Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France) & SUN Qixin (President of Northwest A & F University, China) co-chaired the World Dialogue.

 

Philippe CHOQUET (right) & SUN Qixin (left) co-chairing the GCHERA World Dialogue 2013 

William Lacy (from University of California Davis, United States of America) had a discussion on “U.S. Agricultural Universities as Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Strategies and Challenges”.

 

William Lacy, University of California Davis, USA  

John Kennelly (from Alberta University, Canada) introduced “Fostering and Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Canadian Agri Food System - University of Alberta as a Solution Provider”.

 

 John Kennelly, Alberta University, Canada 

SHEN Qirong(from Nanjing Agricultural University, China) illustrated “Helping graduates obtain more creativity and entrepreneurial skills by collaborative innovation between university and company”.

 

SHEN Qirong, Nanjing Agricultural University, China 

Kurt Nielsen ( from Aarhus University, Denmark) introduced” Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Development - the Danish Model”.

 

Kurt Nielsen, Aarhus University, Denmark 

Mark Adams (from University of Sydney, Australia) suggested “The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Meeting the Challenge via Collaboration”.

 

Mark Adams, University of Sydney, Australia 

Robert Anderson(from Massey University, New Zealand) provided “Positioning Agricultural Universities for the 21st Century – A Case Study from Massey University”.

 

Robert Anderson, Massey University, New Zealand

 

Ian Maw, Chair of GCHERA World Dialogue Workshop, Vice Chair GCHERA and APLU

Philippe CHOQUET (from ICA) viewed “Entrepreneurship: Structuring Mission for Universities of Agriculture”.

Philippe Choquet, Association for European Life Science Universities (ICA)

Frans Swanepoel(from Stellenbosch University, South Africa) provided a case study: “Universities as Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Rural Development, Stellenbosch University’s response”.

 

 Frans Swanepoel, African Doctoral Academy (ADA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Domingo E. Angeles from Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU), introduced “Foregrounding Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Higher Educational Institutions”.

Domingo E. Angeles, Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU)

Lena Andersson-Eklund, Pro Vice Chancellor Education( from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden) gave a description on “Generic and Entrepreneurial Skills in the Curriculum”.

Lena Andersson-Eklund, Pro Vice Chancellor Education, from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Paul Nampala, from Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) introduced “Engaging Universities in Eastern and Southern Africa to promote relevant graduate training and outreach programmes”.

Paul Nampala, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

Jaime Martinez( from Associacion Mexicana de Educacion Agricola Superior, AMEAS) addressed ” Entrepreneurship a transversal competence in the curricula of Agriculture and Territorial Development degrees offered by the University of Chihuahua” .

Jaime Martinez, Associacion Mexicana de Educacion Agricola Superior (AMEAS)

 

GCHERA World Dialogue Workshop held on Oct.21, 2013 in NAU of China

 Download: Video of GCHERA World Dialogue

1 . GCHERA World Dialogue Part 1.avi  

2. GCHERA World Dialogue  Part 2.avi

 

Acknowledge: All the pictures are provided by News Agency of NAU


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