On the 27th of January 2020, the signing ceremony of an agreement between ICALP (International Center for Animal Law and Policy) and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (People's Republic of China) took place. The meeting was held at the Rectorate of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
The event was hosted by the Vice-Rector for International Relations, His Excellency Dr. Màrius Martínez, with the participation of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, His Grace Dr. Enric Fossas, the Vice-Dean of Communication and Promotion, His Grace Dr. Josep Cañabate and Dr. Teresa Giménez-Candela, Director of ICALP and of the Master's Degree in Animal Law and Society, promoter of the agreement. Mrs. Montserrat Alegre, responsible for International Agreements at the UAB and Mrs. Marga Barrera, Technical Secretary of the Master in Animal Law and Society and of the ICALP were present.
Dr. Gao Lihong, the signatory responsible for the agreement, was unable to attend, but we had two outstanding members of her research team, Dr. Wu Kai and Mr. Su Da, who assumed the representation of the prestigious Zhongnan University.
The agreement foresees the exchange of professors from the two signatory centres, for collaboration in the teaching of animal law, as well as the carrying out of joint research activities related to two great traditions in the field of animal protection, namely, the East and the West. .
The Agreement has already taken its first steps in the field of teaching in the Master in Animal Law and Society (9th edition. Onsite 2019-2020). As for research, Dr. GaoLihong and Dr. Wu Kai, are part of the scientific team of the journal dA. Derecho Animal (Forum of Animal Law Studies) , founded and directed by Dr. Giménez-Candela.