Last December Wageningen University established an official Alumni Chapter in Beijing. On Tuesday 24 March a Wageningen delegation visited Shanghai and therefore we invited all alumni in Shanghai for an informal get together to inform them about the latest developments of Wageningen UR. Furthermore, we wanted to engage Wageningen alumni with each other and reconnect them with their student time in Wageningen.
Wageningen UR representatives (Dr. Xiaoyong Zhang, Dr. Yutong Qiu and Dr. Zhen Liu) joined the Dutch trade mission to China with Prime Minister Mark Rutte from 24 to 29 March 2015. During this period, a successful alumni event was organized in Shanghai on March 24 with about 55 alumni enthusiastically attended by. Dr. Xiaoyong Zhang of Wageningen International opened the event with a short presentation about the latest developments of Wageningen UR, after which the members of the delegation from Wageningen introduced themselves. The other alumni, many of whom are recent graduated, finished the introduction round. This was followed by a delicious dinner which was sponsored by Ecopro Agro Tech during which many alumni shared their memories and stories of their student time in Wageningen.
Overall it was a very enjoyable evening which was accompanied by a beautiful view of the water at the Bund and the Financial District of Shanghai.
18:30-19.00: Meet and greet
19.00-19.30: Short presentation about the latest developments of Wageningen UR by Dr. Xiaoyong Zhang, Business Development Manager China
19:30-21:30: Dinner buffet and networking
In case of any queries about the informal get together, please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Zhen Liu at telephone number: 18610016037.