Between 8 and 16 October, the lecturers of the Department of Ecology and Land Resources of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of Voronezh State University as members of an international delegation (the University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy), Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Moscow, Russia), Russian State Agrarian University (Moscow, Russia)) paid a visit to Nanjing Forestry University (Nanjing, China) and Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University (Fuzhou, China). The visit was made as a part of the Erasmus+ project Human Resource Development and the Cooperation between Urban and Rural Areas for Sustainable Development of Metropolises" TAURUS.
The programme of the visit included "round table" discussions with representatives of Chinese enterprises which can offer employment opportunities for graduates, workshops held by the participants of the project, visits to universities, meetings with Chinese students, and visits to the places of future internships for students from Russian and European universities. The event concluded with an international symposium dedicated to the issues of the development of international higher education. The staff of the department of Ecology and Land Resources gave a report about continuing professional development programmes in ecology. The meetings between representatives of all partner universities resulted with the development of road maps and programmes of internships in partner universities.