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South Korean students visit to find out more about sustainable crop production

February 2018

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Our academics were pleased to share our research into sustainable crop production with a group of molecular genetic engineering and applied biology students from South Korea.

The 11 students from Dong-a University in Busan visited as part of their Global Challenger Program, which is supported by the Ministry of Education Korea. The program was set up to give students the opportunity to widen their understanding of work across the world that is focused on sustainability and food security.

The students are learning about plant bio-technology, plant pathology and entomology. They wanted to know more about Writtle’s applied approach to science and its research into the environmental and physiological aspects of crop plant productivity and pathology.

Dr Anya Perera, Programme Area Manager, Agriculture, Horticulture, Global Ecosystem Management, said: “Food security and sustainable production form a central focus for us at Writtle University College and we were pleased to be able to show the students how developments at a molecular level need to be tested in practice through growing systems and in the field.”