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Thursday, November 24 2022 - 21:38
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Innovation and Development Conference held in Nanjing for Nanjing Agricultural University's 120th anniversary
NANJING, China, Nov. 24, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

After twelve decades of ever-growing excellence, Nanjing Agricultural 
University (NAU) celebrated its 120th anniversary with the Innovation and 
Development Conference being held on Nov. 20 at its sports center. Chen Ligen, 
the Secretary of Party Committee of Nanjing Agricultural University presided 
over the conference, and President Chen Fadi delivered a speech for it. Alumni, 
students and partners from all walks of life watched the live broadcast of the 
conference through the web platform to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of 
Nanjing Agricultural University.

For a long time, Nanjing Agricultural University has insisted on opening up and 
promoted international cooperation and exchanges in education, science, 
technology and talents. It has established close partnerships with more than 
170 universities and institutes in more than 50 countries and regions around 
the world. Gary S. May, Chancellor of University of California, Davis, said in 
a video message that UCDavis and NAU have maintained a long-lasting partnership 
and cooperatively implemented the educational concept of "global health" to the 
fields of agriculture, food and animal health. He looked forward to the future 
cooperation between the two universities for the benefit of mankind and to make 
greater contributions to human health in the world.

Chen Fadi said that over the past 120 years, Nanjing Agricultural University 
has kept pace and stood firmly with the people and taken the initiative to 
foster virtue through education. NAU has created fruitful achievements and many 
"China's firsts". 

Chen Ligen said that NAU has gone through the course of 120 years of endeavor. 
Standing at a new starting point and embarked on a new journey, NAU will fully 
carry out the basic task of fostering virtue through education, and take 
strengthening and revitalizing agriculture as its mission, accelerate the 
construction of a world-class university with agricultural characteristics. It 
will contribute to the modernization of national agriculture in rural areas and 
the comprehensive revitalization of the countryside with positive attitude and 
spirit.

Source: Nanjing Agricultural University

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