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CAAS Launches Institute of Rural Vitalization
by Lea Siebert
Dr. Eva Sternfeld
Advisor Science Dialogue and S&T Platform
The Institute of Rural Vitalization under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences was unveiled in Beijing on June 18. According to Tang Huajun, president of the CAAS, the new institute aims to combine research with education, nurture agricultural talents and promote the development of scientific achievements in the process of rural vitalization.
Since work began on the new institute in 2018, it has organized a sizeable teaching team including 16 researchers. Around 2,000 post-graduate students have studied the pilot curriculum in China -- Theory and Practice of Rural Vitalization. The college located in the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Development, CAAS, will set up eight teaching and research groups including industrial development, environment, rural culture, rural governance, and village planning.