Zhongkai University and Aeres UAS are both knowledge institutes with a key specialism in education for the green sector. Both organisations have identified a wide range of areas for cooperation. These focus areas will now be studied and specified in greater depth. Focus areas include:
• student exchange programmes;
• staff exchange programmes;
• setting up joint study programmes, including subjects such as food safety and international practice-oriented education;
• cooperating in research and projects.
Joep Houterman, from the board of directors at Aeres, was a member of the Dutch trade mission delegation and signed the declaration with Zhongkai University on behalf of Aeres UAS. The first joint initiative concerns training auditors for food safety. Both partners are already discussing the details of this study programme and the team that will be responsible for providing the training. A delegation from Zhongkai University will be visiting the Netherlands in May for meetings on this subject and to discuss the further specifics of the partnership.