SAB has always taken internationalization development strategy as an important way to enhance educational quality, improve scientific research level and achieve leapfrog development. So far, it has established a good cooperative relationship with more than 30 world-renowned universities and research institutions, including Cornell University, Rutgers University, Purdue University, UC Davis, The University of Nottingham, The Royal Veterinary College, Wageningen University, AgroParis Tech, Massey University, Chiba University, Kyoto University, Minami Kyushu University, etc. The school has established deep and all-round collaborations with the school of Agriculture and Life Science of Cornell University (CALS) since 2004, which ranks top in the global agricultural science field, and made remarkable achievements ever since.
In order to better cultivate agricultural talents by taking advantages of world class agricultural universities and colleges, the school signed 2+2 Dual Bachelor Degree Agreement with Cornell University, Rutgers University, and Purdue University and so on, more than 20 undergraduates obtained dual degree through these programs up till now. Most of them are successfully enrolled in the master or doctoral degree program by Yale University, Brown University, and other Ivy League Universities after graduation.
The school is actively finding new partners while deepening existing international cooperation. We have invited professors from 7 world class universities to teach at SJTU, in order to establish an “International Agricultural Elites Education Program” which has been funded by “SJTU 985 Project”. This program is expected to form a fine example of Agricultural talent cultivation in China, as well as leading the school ranked at the top in worldwide agricultural area in the coming decade.
Besides the cooperative efforts with universities and research institutions, the school is also actively seeking alliance with international well-known enterprises to speed up scientific research achievements transformation by effectively apply the advanced science and technology, as well as cultivating talents. Letters of intent have been signed with Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. and Grocery Manufacturers Association to set up new cooperation in ecological farm and food safety areas.