The Establishment of Sino-Dutch Urban Agriculture Vocational Education Exchange Center
In the past 10 years, since the first teacher-student exchange program was launched in 2011, both sides of Beijing Vocational College of Agriculture and Lentiz Education Group (MBO Greenport) have sent 3 groups of teachers and students from horticulture and gardening department to each other’s institutions. Teachers of Urban Equipment Technology, Food Processing and Testing and Horticulture from Beijing Vocational College of Agriculture have been trained by Lentiz Education Group. Main leaders from both sides have also visited for many times. Through various exchange, visiting and training, both sides have learned the advanced modern urban agriculture technology, improved the professional ability and teaching level of teachers, broadened the international vision of students and improved the professional practical skills of students in the field of modern urban agriculture.
Effective platform for the institutions of the China Urban Agriculture Group to carry out exchanges and cooperation
In 2015, Beijing Vocational College of Agriculture took the lead in establishing the China Urban Agriculture Vocational Education Group, with Frits Veltkamp as the vice-president of the group. In the year of 17, 20 and 21, both sides jointly held three Sino-Dutch Urban Agriculture Vocational Education Forum, which has become an effective platform for the institutions of the China Urban Agriculture Group to carry out exchanges and cooperation in the fields of vocational education, food and health, horticulture, and gardening, etc. The forum has played an important role in promoting international cooperation and information sharing between Chinese and Dutch institutions and enterprises.
The establishment of the Sino-Dutch Urban Agricultural Vocational Education Exchange Center will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the partnership between the two institutions. In the future, the center will be dedicated to organizing academic forums, teacher and student exchange and training, curriculum development, etc. The center strives to become an international cooperation and exchange platform and model for urban agricultural vocational education in China and in the Netherlands. We firmly believe that through cooperation both sides will be able to achieve a win-win situation.
2021年11月19日，中荷都市农业职业教育交流中心的签约和揭牌仪式在网上举行。Lentiz教育集团的Frits Veltkamp, Li Zeng, Pieter Hartog, Roel van Heijningen和Oscar Niezen出席了仪式。这个中荷交流中心的目标是加强北京农业职业学院和Lentiz教育集团在都市农业职业教育领域的交流和相互学习。