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Northwest A&F University Completes Higher Education Administration Training Program (08/14) / 西北农林科技大学培训项目顺利闭幕

Northwest A&F University Completes Higher Education Administration Training Program (08/14) / 西北农林科技大学培训项目顺利闭幕

MCI just finished hosting Northwest A&F University (NWAFU) in an extensive 30-day program in higher education administration. Trainees had the unique opportunity to learn from experts in area of managing and developing scientific research at universities. Classes such as these will enable trainees to better administer programs and initiatives specific to agriculture and forestry back at their home institutions.

Besides the lectures, MCI has also provided certain amounts of visits. To begin with, the trainees had the opportunity to visit the National Agriculture Library and discuss the similarities and differences in the agricultural history between China and the U.S. They also had very fortunate access several USDA research institutes to get updated on the cut-of-the-edge agricultural issues in the world. At the same time, the visit to Mount Vernon and Monticello provided them a precious opportunity to get a more in-depth understanding of the U.S. history and the social and cultural changes happened in the U.S. In this way, the trainees obtained a hands-on experience and integrate what they learned in lecture with the practice.

During the whole process of this training program, all the trainees speak highly of the facilities in University of Maryland. Many of the trainees formed a habit of swimming or playing Ping-Pong after the lectures every day in the Recreation Center, achieving a balance between learning and exercising.