The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics (PuR) started its collaboration with universities and research institutes in China in 2017 supported by the TUM Global Incentive Fund (GIF). The aim is to evaluate climate change adaptation and structural change in agriculture and interactions with population dynamics and livelihood in rural communities. Collaboration partners include Renmin University of China (Beijing), Zhejiang University (Hangzhou), the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and Northwest A&F University (Xi'an). Professor Sauer and Stefan Wimmer have traveled several times to China through the support of the TUM GIF, the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion and the Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE). PuR has also welcomed scholars from Renmin University of China and Zhejiang University for reserach stays at TUM. Starting in September 2019, two students from Northwest A&F University will join our team as PhD students, funded by the Chinese Scholarship Counsil (CSC). Having created a promising network across China, the next step is to secure third-party funding for a large-scale project.


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