As one of the celebrations for the 50th founding anniversary of XTBG, XTBG held an international expert consulting meeting on January 3, bringing together 14 prestigious scholars from UK, USA, France, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Panama, Australia and 3 experts from the community of Chinese botanical gardens.
At the opening session, Prof. Dr. Cao Min gave a brief introduction to members of the expert committee.
Prof. Dr. Chen Jin, director of XTBG, made a report with the title of “XTBG – 50 Years’ Growth and Future Perspective”.
After listening to the report, the international colleagues, with Prof. Dr. John Kress as chairman of the expert committee, discussed XTBG’s administration, infrastructure construction, team building, scientific facilities and research arrangement. The experts put forward reasonable suggestions on XTBG’s future development.
Having known about achievements made by XTBG over the past decades, the experts expressed their heartfelt praise and were full of confidence with its bright future.
The expert committee will provide a written analysis report later.
As an observer, Prof. Guan Zhongcheng from Center for Evaluation on CAS institutions attended the meeting. Attendees also included XTBG administrators, professors, and heads of functional departments.