July 23, 2021 12:08 pm
From August 16, he will work alongside the Italian ambassador in Beijing by participating in the integrated promotion activities of the Italian system, in particular to promote Italian science and technology in China through bilateral and multilateral collaborations. It’s a very prestigious assignment the one obtained from Alessandra Guidi, full professor of the Department of Veterinary Sciences of the University of Pisa, who won the selection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to become Scientific Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Beijing.
In office for the next two years, his main duties will also include encouraging contacts between research institutions, institutes of high scientific training, the Italian and Chinese academic world; participation and assistance to the Italian delegations visiting China; recognition and information on research, development and innovation in China; the organization of scientific and technological initiatives; promoting the mobility of researchers and scholars.
“That of Professor Alessandra Guidi as scientific officer at the Embassy of Italy in China is a new prestigious appointment that certifies, once again, the excellence of the teachers of our University – commented the Rector, Paolo Mancarella – I am happy for Alessandra, with whom I have often had the opportunity to work in the past when she was pro-rector for internationalization and I as pro-rector for teaching. I wish you my best wishes for this new position “.
“It is a great honor and a great responsibility for me to play this role in this particular historical moment in which the language of science can make a great contribution to maintaining bilateral and multilateral dialogue with China”, said Professor Alessandra Guidi. Professor of Inspection of food of animal origin, Professor Guidi has held important positions at the University, including that of Vice Rector for Internationalization from 2010 to 2016. During her mandate numerous cooperation agreements were activated with important universities and centers Chinese research and implementation of actions that have increased mobility and scientific and educational collaborations between the two countries; among the most important is the beginning of the works that led to the creation of the first school of excellence between an Italian university and a Chinese university officially approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Also on the scientific side, Alessandra Guidi has many collaborations with China and other Asian and Central Asian countries, where she coordinated projects in the food safety sector and, more recently, on the application of new technologies in production control systems. food. She was also president of the international doctoral course in ‘Inspective and Sanitary Concerns in Animal Production between the EU and PRC’, in collaboration with the prestigious Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing and founder, in 2012, of a dedicated center the development of research and training projects in the food safety sector between the Tuscany Region and the Autonomous Province of Guangxi, based at the University of Pisa and the Guangxi University of Nanning, where he is adjunct professor.