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South China Agricultural University Completes Higher Education Administration Program (08/14) / 华南农业大学培训项目顺利闭幕

South China Agricultural University (SCAU) just completed a robust 25-day higher education administration training course, aimed at increasing trainee capacity to management and develop programs within Universities. Capitalizing on University of Maryland faculty expertise, SCAU trainees had extensive coursework on subjects including trends in agricultural programs within US public research institutions and financial planning. They also took advantage of the University of Maryland’s rich history as an agricultural college by visiting the on-site farm and how it influences current agricultural research. They also visited nearby farms, where they were able to not only learn about local farm programs, but also eat ice cream made from the milk of the cows on the farm. The group also gained invaluable experience on educational excursions to Philadelphia, Boston and New York, where they learned more about higher education initiatives. Finally, as seen in the picture of their graduation ceremony, the trainees were greeted by the esteemed Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, who encouraged them to continue cross-cultural academic endeavors between China and the US. 

华南农业大学(SCAU)代表团为期25天的高等教育行政培训在不久前顺利结束。该培训旨在培养团员在高校内管理和发展项目的能力。美华中心为代表团安排了一整套高质量的培训课程,请来了马里兰大学优秀的教授和行政管理人员进行授课。课程内容丰富多彩,从高等教育国际化到研究型大学的发展趋势,从大学的财政规划与会计制度到学生事务管理等。这些涵盖范围广的课程使团员获益匪浅。由于马大的前身为一所农业学院,这为华农代表团提供了绝佳机会,使团员能亲临马里兰州的大农场。大家不仅了解了相关农业推广项目,更是亲自去到果园摘采美味的黑莓,在奶牛场旁的小作坊里品尝纯正的牛奶冰淇淋。除此之外,华农代表团的足迹也散布到了费城、纽约和波士顿。在费城,他们步入独立广场,美国历史犹如画卷一般浮现在眼前;在纽约,古典与时尚交织在水泥丛林搭建的框架里,令团员感叹应接不暇。一连串的高校之旅也是精彩纷呈:哈佛、耶鲁、麻省理工、宾大、约翰霍普金斯……团员们不仅了解了各高校的历史文化和办学特色,更是为学生导游所讲述的一个个生动故事而动容。最后,在结业典礼上,来自马大农业与自然资源学院的魏院长发表了演讲。魏院长祝贺了代表团顺利结业,赞赏了团员们为华农与马大的友好往来做出的贡献,并鼓舞大家继续为两校以及两国的友谊与合作而努力。​