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23 Sep 2014

GCHERA awards the 2014 World Agriculture Prize to Paul Vlek

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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

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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

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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.

3 Mar 2014

GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2014 – Call for Nominations

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The GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2014 has been launched and seeks nominations with a deadline of 17:00 GMT on 3 May 2014.  A 50.000 USD award for excellence in leadership in agricultural & life science universities.

The GCHERA World Agriculture Prize will be awarded in recognition of an academic/faculty member’s life time achievements working in the disciplines relating to the agricultural and life sciences – such disciplines are inclusive of both the natural and social sciences. To nominate a person for the Prize, please complete the online nomination form at where the terms and conditions for the prize can be found.

The second Prize Ceremony will be held on 20 September 2014 at Nanjing Agricultural University of China in conjunction with the GCHERA World Dialogue: Education and Innovation in Agricultural and Life Sciences to be held on 20 and 21 September.

22 Oct 2013

New President of GCHERA

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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.

2 May 2013

Next GCHERA World Conference

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We are pleased to inform you that USEK University of the Holy Spirit of Kaslik will host and organise the 8th world conference of GCHERA in Lebanon in 2015.

More information about the host university here 

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