Debrecen University and Beijing Agricultural University researchers have been examining the physiological effects of Chinese and European sweet chestnuts for several years.
In recent years, the level of educational and research cooperation with Chinese partners at the University of Debrecen Agricultural-, Food Sciences and Environmental Management Faculty has increased dramatically. The agricultural faculty at Debrecen has, for example, been working on research into the organic production of chestnuts with the Beijing Agricultural University Plant Sciences Faculty.
For several years we have been in close contact with the institutions in Beijing, mainly in the field of research into the physiology and crop protection of Chinese and European sweet chestnuts. The fruits of this successful cooperation have been regular exchanges between researchers and teaching staff, study visits and joint publications. The latest result has been the publication of a joint study on ecological, organic farming-based production of chestnuts, edited by László Radócz, Associate Professor, and Professor Qin Ling. This year we have renewed the detailed description of the areas of cooperation between the two faculties, and next year we expect to participate in a joint course for PhD students - said István Komlósi, Dean of the Agricultural-, Food Sciences and Environmental Management Faculty.
- The next co-operation with the Beijing University of Agricultural Sciences is planned in the area of livestock and animal health. We have agreed to set up joint projects on foodstuffs, breeding-selection and organic veterinary foodstuffs. The exceptionally well-equipped Beijing section of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences has already seen the collection of data regarding the conditions for receiving young researchers and teaching staff - added the dean.