Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Chinese Minister of Agriculture Visit
September 24, 2009 - 8:00am - 10:30am

CCTEC Office Suite 310, 395 Pine Tree Rd



On September 24th, CCTEC hosted a visit from the Chinese Minister of Agriculture, Sun Zhengcai, and an eight member delegation from the Department of Science and Education of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.  The delegation attended a welcome breakfast at Taverna Banfi on the Cornell campus after which they attended a signing ceremony at the CCTEC office.  During the signing ceremony, Bai Jinming, the Director General of Department of Science, Alan Paau, Executive Director and Vice Provost for Technology Transfer and Economic Development, Michael Kotlikoff, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Jan Nyrop, Senior Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Science and Education of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Cornell University to explore the creation and development of a Sino-US Ray Wu Agricultural Technology Innovation Center.  The formation and development of the Center is intended to promote a broad-based strategic partnership and to enhance Sino-US agricultural scientific and techonlogical exchange and cooperation.  The Center will also serve to memorialize the late Cornell Professor, Ray Wu, for his outstanding contributions to Sino-US agricultural science, technology exchange and training.