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Our college has established close relationships with other universities across the globe on academics as well as research, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Idaho, Ohio State University, Leeds University in the US, Osaka Prefecture University in Japan, University of Queensland in Australia, and universities in Hong Kong and Taiwan regions. We have also established several R&D centers with companies around the world, including CTI Sugar Technology, Inc., U.S. Sugar Processing Research Institute, Adaben Sugar Research Institute at Louisiana State University (United States), Australian Sugar Industry Research Institute, the India EID Parry Company and Applexion Company of France. We have invited many scholars and experts from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and India to visit our university and give presentations and lectures.  More than a dozen of experts from famous universities in the developed countries have been appointed as visiting, consultant or honorary professors. We also encourage our young faculty members to looking for the opportunities to conduct research at these universities in order to obtain a global perspective and at the same time advance their research.  We have held a number of international conferences, including the "6th International Conference on Food Science and Technology" in 2005, where experts, scholars and friends in the related fields from all over the world met at our university, conducting academic exchanges and further enhancing our reputation to the world.  Currently a number of potential international collaboration research projects between our university and oversea partners are being discussed.  Projects currently going on include collaborative efforts with the United States Department of Agriculture and Okayama University of Japan.