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9 Oct 2015

GCHERA General Assembly 2015


The GCHERA General Assembly was held on 19 September 2015 at Nanjing Agricutlural University.  Representives were present from GCHERA member Higher Eduaction Asscoiations, and guests included representatives from GFRAS and YPARD.  The main item for discussion was the development of the GCHERA Action Plan for 2016 to 20 – Higher Education in Agricultural and Life sciences – Shaping the future together


21 Sep 2015

GCHERA World Agricutlure Prize Award Ceremony


The GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2015 was awarded to Professor Emeritus R Paul Singh at the award ceremony at Nanjing Agricultural University, China on 20 September 2015.











John KENNELLY (President of GCHERA) invited KE Bingsheng (President of China Agricultural University) to present the Trophy and ZHOU Guanghong (President of Najing Agrciutlural University) to present the Certificate to Professor Singh.

See the presentation by Professor Singh at the Award Ceremony focusing on one aspect of his lifetime achievements – Innovation in Teching – Challenges and Opportunties.

Read more about the life time achievments of R Paul Singh






13 Sep 2015

GCHERA World Dialogue 2015


See the Final Programme:

The 3rd GCHERA World Dialogue 2015 – Education and Innovation in Agricultural and Life Sciences – will be held at Nanjing Agricultural University on 20 and 21 September with the theme Global Leadership to meet the Challenges of 21stC.

On the morning of 20 September there will be the award cereomony to R Paul Singh as the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Laureate 2015.

The GCHERA General Assembly will be held on 19 September.

The 3rd GCHERA World Dialogue is held in conjuction with the 15th China Agriculture and Forestry University Presidents Forum (CAFUPF)

Download the programme and register

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7 Jul 2015

Conference: Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st C


The  CIHEAM Conference  Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st C: global challenge in knowledge transfer to meet world demands for food security and sustainability, was held was held in conjuction with GCHERA and other partners from 15 to 17 June 2015,from 15 to 17 June 2015, at CIHEAM Zaragoza, Spain.  This conference was sponsored by the OECD Cooperative Research Programme.  See the presentations

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24 Jun 2015

GCHERA announces the 2015 World Agriculture Prize will be awarded to Professor Emeritus R Paul Singh



At the opening ceremony of the GCHERA Conference 2015 at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon it was announced that the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2015 will be awarded to Professor R Paul Singh, world-renowned food scientist and agricultural engineer.  The award is in recognition of Singh’s remarkable lifetime internationally renowned contributions to food engineering research, education, development, consulting, and technology transfer.

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18 May 2015

GCHERA Conference 2015


The GCHERA 8th World ConferenceUniversities’ Global Challenge: nutritional security and environmental sustainability for human health” will be held from 25 to 26 June 2015.  The conference will be held at Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon.   See the conference themes 

28 Apr 2015

GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2015


The Prize aims to encourage the global development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research and innovation in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission.  Nanjing Agricultural University generously sponsors the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize. The prize awarded to one person is 50.000 USD.

The 2nd Laureate in 2014 was Professor Dr Paul VLEK, a world-renowned soil scientist at the University of Bonn, Germany and the 1st Laureate in 2013 was Professor Dr Ronnie COFFMAN, an international plant breeder at Cornell University, USA.

Call for nominations is now closed for the 2015 Prize  – see more details of the call and consider the possibility for making a nomination in 2016.

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8 Jan 2015

New Year Greetings from President of GCHERA & Report 2014


Dr. John KennellyAs 2015 begins I would like to take this opportunity to update you on GCHERA (Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences) activities over the past year and to seek your feedback on how GCHERA can best deliver on its mandate to encourage mutual understanding and global co-operation among higher education associations and their constituent member institutions in supporting innovation, and to provide leadership in education, research and outreach in agricultural and life sciences.

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23 Sep 2014

GCHERA awards the 2014 World Agriculture Prize to Paul Vlek


Nanjing Agricultural University, China, on September 20 2014: The GCHERA World Agriculture Prize was awarded to Professor Paul Vlek, world-renowned soil scientist and leader in interdisciplinary research for development, education and capacity building. The award is in recognition of Paul Vlek’s remarkable success in developing global collaborative partnerships and being an inspiration to generations of students and researchers in Germany and worldwide.  Paul Vlek is at Bonn University, Germany.

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2 Sep 2014

AMEAS & APLU-ACFAVM-ICA Conference Mexico 2014, under the auspices of GCHERA


In order to foster the collaboration between higher education association members of GCHERA, GCHERA endorses the conference organised by AMEAS (Mexico), APLU (USA), ACFAVM (Canada), and ICA (Europe).

The Conference theme is Food Security and Climate Change: the response of Agricultural Higher Education Institutions to the Challenges.  To be held at Chihuahua University, Mexico from 18 to 21 November 2014. See more details, call for contributed papers & register

2 Apr 2014

GCHERA Annual Meeting 20 to 22 September 2014, Nanjing, China


You are cordially invited to attend GCHERA Annual Meeting which will be hosted by Nanjing Agricultural University, Chian.

The programme will include the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Ceremony 2014 ( to acknowledge excellence in academic leadership in agricultural and life science universities, to be held on 20 September 2014.

The ceremony will be followed by an International Seminar — GCHERA World Dialogue on Education and Innovation in Agriculture and Life Sciences:  on 20 and 21 September 2014

The GCHERA Board and General Assembly will be held in 22 September.

These events will be held in the Hanyuan Hotel, Nanjing under the auspices of Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU). See full details and register on the NAU event website, where there is also information about how to book your hotel and to obtain a visa. You will be responsible for the cost of your travel and subsistence expenses in attending these events.

22 Oct 2013

New President of GCHERA


At the GCHERA Board held on the 22 October 2013 John Kennelly, Dean  of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta, was elected President of GCHERA.

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