MSU teams up with Chinese school

STARKVILLE – The agricultural department at Mississippi State University has formed a partnership with China’s Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences for research collaboration, joint grants and an exchange program for students and faculty. Jian-Zhong Sun, assistant professor of entomology with MSU’s Coastal Research and Extension Center in Poplarville, was instrumental in forming the agreement. He worked at JAAS for 10 years before coming to the United States. A delegation from JAAS recently visited Mississippi State and representatives from both universities discovered interests in many of the same fields of study. Sun said the delegation was impressed with MSU’s advanced research facilities and world-class scientists.

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