On July 8, the signing ceremony of the strategic cooperation framework agreement among Xianning Municipal People’s Government, Nanjing Forestry University and Hubei University of Science and Technology was held in Nanjing Forestry University.
The signing ceremony marks a substantial and key step towards the construction of Chinese Osmanthus City, which is of great significance for further deepening scientific and technological cooperation between university and local government, establishing a long-term industry-university-research cooperation mechanism, and boosting the construction of Chinese Osmanthus City. It will not only further expand the influence of the two universities on sweet-scented osmanthus research, but also provide strong scientific, technological and intellectual support for the construction of Chinese Osmanthus City in Xianning.
Nanjing Forestry University is one of the three earliest forestry universities in China. For many years, the osmanthus research experts of Nanjing Forestry University and the osmanthus branch of China Flower Association have devoted themselves to the research and promotion of sweet-scented osmanthus, and have carried out a lot of effective work. Experts said that Xianning is the only city that honored as "hometown of osmanthus in China". Xianning has a long history and profound cultural heritage of osmanthus. The quantity, planting area or quality of sweet-scented osmanthus in Xianning are in the leading level in China. Xianning has various resources and it’s necessary to build Chinese Osmanthus City. Nanjing Forestry University will give full play to the subjects and talents advantages to help Xianning build Chinese Osmanthus City as soon as possible.
According to the agreement, Xianning Municipal People’s Government takes Hubei University of Science and Technology as an important support to build the scientific and technological innovation system of sweet-scented osmanthus city in Xianning, and to provide policy and logistics support for the construction, R & D and achievement transformation of the research platform which gives priority to sweet-scented osmanthus in Nanjing Forestry University. Nanjing Forestry University regards Xianning People’s Municipal Government and Hubei University of Science and Technology as important bases for the transformation of teaching, scientific and technological services and research achievements. They will jointly provide strong scientific and technological support for the construction of Chinese Osmanthus City in Xianning. (By Deng Changlu/Xianning Daily)