Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
Good morning to everyone, and thank you, for joining us, at the 2nd Climate Resilient Open Partnership for Food Security. To our eminent speakers and all participants who have come from all over world, I am greatly honored and pleased to welcome you to Hangzhou. On behalf of Zhejiang University, we are indeed honored to have you here with us.
Zhejiang University is a comprehensive research university with distinctive features and a national as well as international impact. We focus on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation, and we have launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output publications and patents.
In the previous session convened at the University of Leeds, specialists from around the world has discussed about critical factors influencing food security, and explored strategies to develop sustainable and climate resilient cropping systems.
And here we are again, now in Hangzhou, at Zhejiang University, to continue this exceptional course of global food security. As a continuation of the first session, we remain concerned about ensuring agricultural production on condition of climate change. During the workshop, we expect to make sufficient communication on multiple scales and disciplines, make detailed planning of the program between participating organizations, and come up with feasible approaches to strengthen international cooperation and advance the frontier of agricultural science. The workshop is also a great chance for Zhejiang University to promote academic exchanges with other institutions. NowadaysZhejiang University is striving to build itself into an innovative comprehensive research university with a world-class status.
With these words, I hope this workshop provides you with a forum to exchange scientific ideas, inspire new research, and new contacts for closer cooperation, so we can together envisage the future of a promising development of allrelated disciplines.
Thank you very much.