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Prof. Yang Yongping heads delegation to Singapore and Malaysia
Author: Ai Chongrui
Update time: 2023-05-18
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Prof. Yang Yongping, director of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), headed up a 9-person delegation to Singapore and Malaysia during May 8-14. The delegation visited Singapore Zoo, Singapore Botanic Garden, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden, and other related institutions. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between XTBG and University of Nottingham Malaysia. 

When meeting with representatives of related institutions, Prof. Yang Yongping introduced work in scientific research, species conservation, public education and international cooperation. They also had deep discussion on biodversity conservation and research, talent cultivation and training, etc. 

On May 10, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between XTBG and University of Nottingham Malaysia. As representatives of the two sides, Prof. Yang Yongping and Prof. Christopher Gibbins signed the MoU. According to the MoU, the two sides will cooperate in promoting postgraduate education programs, research, training, , and academic exchanges, etc. 



The University of Nottingham Malaysia is steadfast in its commitment to providing a comprehensive educational experience. It offers world-class teaching, led by academics who are some of the best researchers in their respective fields and a friendly and inclusive campus environment. 

The Singapore Botanic Garden has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research in the world. The Institute sits on a 545-ha site adjacent to the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve in the Kepong municipality, 16 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur. 

Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden is a tropical botanical garden, set up in the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It emphasises the flora of the Malaysian and Indonesian region. Together with the living collections of over 1,600 species, the Rimba Ilmu also houses the University of Malaya herbarium (acronym KLU) and has its own Environmental Education Programme.  



Have a meeting with Singapore Botanic Garden. 



At Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden  


At Perdana Botanical Garden 


XTBG and University of Nottingham Malaysia sign MoU. 

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