Presentations Key Note Speakers

Plenary Session 1, Theme A: Education for Sustainable Rural Development.


Tom Johnson – Director Community Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri, USA

“Higher Education for Sustainable Rural Development” 

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Carlos Gomez Restrepo – Rector, University of LaSalle Bogotá, President, International Association of LaSallian Universities (IALU), Columbia

 “Education for rural Sustainable Development in Columbia”

Michel Ngongo Luhembwe – Dean, Faculty of Agronomical Sciences, University of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

 “Role of the University of Lubumbashi (DRC) in the dynamycs of the Peri Urban Agriculture Development in Katanga”

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Plenary Session 2, Theme B: Research and Innovation strategies.


Ganesh P. Shivakoti – Professor of Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

“Innovative Research Issues Addressing Policies, Institutions and Governance Challenges of Irrigation in Twenty-First Century”

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Håkan Schroeder – Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

“Collaboration between the university and the industry – strategies for a Win-Win concept”

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Stéphane Guilbert – Director, Agreenium, The French Consortium for Research and Education in Agriculture, Nutrition, Animal Health and Environment, France

“Joining global initiatives to face the XXI challenges : a contribution to design rupture innovation at a local scale”


Plenary Session 3, Theme C : Partnership Strategies with Local Stakeholders.


Akin Adesina – Vice President for Policy and Partnerships, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Kenya

Bungaran Saragih – Former Minister of Agriculture in Indonesia and former Professor,  President of the Board of Trustee, Bogor University and Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia

“Stakeholders, Agriculture and Life Science Universities and the Future in Context”

Raul Machado Neto– Vice-president of the Commission of International Affairs and assessor to the Provost of Graduate Courses, ESALQ and University of Sao Paulo. Former Vice-dean, ESALQ (“Escola Superior de Agricultura”Luiz de Queiroz  »), 2003-2007, Brazil.

“Consecana: A Success partnership experience in the Brazilian sugar and ethanol sector”

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Plenary Session 4, Theme D : Strategic positioning of universities of agriculture and life sciences.

Per Holten Andersen – Dean. Faculty of Life Sciences. University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“Strategic positioning of universities of agriculture and life sciences – the Copenhagen Case”

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Zhimin Liu – Director, Higher Education Institute, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

“The Strategic Disciplinary Boundaries of China’s Key Agricultural & Forestry Universities”

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Dmytro Melnychuk  – Rector, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

“NUBiP of Ukraine – on the way from the typical Agricultural University to the University of Life and Environmental Sciences”


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