The School adheres to the new internationalized mode of “teacher-student cooperation and exchanges” to carry out its work of international cooperation and exchanges. Since its long-term cooperation with first-class universities and research institutes in China, U.S.A., Australia and U.K., the School has established a full-blown cooperative relationship with CSIRO, BASF, Mitsui and Novozymes, making great contribution to the development and utilization of bioenergy, biodiversity protection and green economy for Yunnan.
The cooperation between Potato Crops Research Institute (PCRI) of the School and International Potato Center (CIP) has been lasting for over 30 years. The PCRI has ever been responsible for organization and coordination of potato research cooperation between China and CIP in the southern and southwestern regions of China, hosting the “2nd Asia Potato Academic Conference” (1988) and undertaking the “5th World Potato Conference” (2004) and the “1st China-Britain Potato Seminar” (2006), making significant contribution to the international cooperation and exchanges in potato research for Yunnan Province. In 2012, Dr. Peter Vander Zaag, the Distinguished Visiting Professor and Chairman of CIP Board, was awarded the “Colorful Cloud Prize” by the People’s Government of Yunnan Province.
With years of cooperation, the mutual exchanges and scientific research of teachers and students from and to the School, National Tsing Hua University and Da-Yeh University, Taiwan have been realized. A consensus on deepening their cooperation has been reached between the School and National Tsing Hua University, together with the conclusion of “Agreement for Co-building Laboratories between the School of Life Sciences, Yunnan Normal University and the Department of Life Sciences, National Tsing Hua University” and “Agreement for Students Exchanges between the School of Life Sciences, Yunnan Normal University and the Department of Life Sciences, National Tsing Hua University”. These fruits help the School to integrate its external affairs closely with the disciplinary construction, scientific research and talents training.
The School focuses on inviting famous scholars at home and abroad to promote its academic exchanges and international cooperation. In recent years, it has invited Professor Zhao Min, a high-end introduced talent from University of California, DAVIS, and Dr. Peter Vander Zaag, the Chairman of CIP Board, and Mr. Dao Huy Chien, the Coordinator for CIP Southeast Asian Five Nations Cooperation Program, as well as some 20 scholars from U.K., France, Japan, Canada and Taiwan to deliver academic lectures for teachers and students of the School. At the same time, the School has assigned about 10 teachers each year for participating in the academic exchanges and research cooperation activities at home and abroad. These efforts are beneficial to teachers and students for broadening their vision of scientific research and exalting their academic virtue.
Yang Lin, the President of Yunnan Normal Unversity and Professor Peter Vander Zaag, the Chairman of CIP Board, are discussing for mutual cooperation.
Dr. Peter Vander Zaag, the Distinguished Visiting Professor and the Chairman of CIP Board, is awarded the “Colorful Cloud Prize” by the People’s Government of Yunnan.
Zhu Zuoyan (5th right) and Liu Xin (6th right), the academicians of Non-party Academicians Services pay a visit to the School of Life Sciences
Cooperation and exchanges with the Department of Life Sciences, National Tsing Hua University
Cooperation and exchanges with the College of Biotechnology and Bioresources, Da-Yeh University.