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22 Jan 2016

New partnership between the Institute of Bioeconomy and Huaiyin Normal University in China

The Institute of Bioeconomy of JAMK University of Applied Sciences and Huaiyin Normal University (HNU) in China have signed a two-year agreement on student and teacher exchange. According to the agreement, the parties will send up to 10 students and three teachers per year to the partner university for 3–4 weeks. The partnership agreement is a continuation of the project co-operation built around environmental technology and renewable energy over the past two years.

The Institute of Bioeconomy of JAMK University of Applied Sciences and Huaiyin Normal University (HNU) in China have signed a two-year agreement on student and teacher exchange. According to the agreement, the parties will send up to 10 students and three teachers per year to the partner university for 3–4 weeks. The partnership agreement is a continuation of the project co-operation built around environmental technology and renewable energy over the past two years.

Director Pekka Äänismaa of the Institute of Bioeconomy at JAMK is pleased with the growing co-operation:

“The co-operation with the university and the Huaiyin region strengthens the position of JAMK and the Bioeconomy campus as an international expert and developer in the field of bioeconomy. Finnish environmental competence is valued in China, so the mobility of exchange students and teachers also promotes companies’ competence in and understanding of the Chinese market.”

“We expect the co-operation to promote the abilities of both parties in water treatment, biological utilisation of solid waste, comprehensive use of agricultural resources and food safety research. The teacher exchange also promotes local development both economically and socially. We see many kinds of co-operation opportunities in the near future,” says Vice President, Professor Ji Lilian of HNU.

Recently, China has paid increasing attention to resolving the environmental issues brought by economic growth. In fact, China is shaping up to become the world’s biggest market area for bioeconomy and green technology in the coming decade. China has announced that it will invest no less than EUR 200 billion in solutions to improve air quality. The determined water protection programme that was prepared last spring aims at a significant improvement in water quality and, at the same time, the creation of 3.9 million new jobs and a growth of almost EUR 800 billion in China’s GDP.

Ask more:
Pekka Äänismaa, director, +358 400 27 9057, JAMK university of Applied Sciences, Institute of Bioeconomy

 

 

 

 

 

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