Global Summer School
S021 Urban Horticulture and Its Culture
Duration: 2017.7.6-2017.7.20 (2 weeks)


Campus: Minhang

Course Description

This course aims to introduce urban horticulture in China to participants and further to the world, including the history, development, current status, and the future of Chinese and Shanghai urban horticulture, including the culture of China and Shanghai. The goal is to establish an “International trend, Global demand, Chinese Strategy, Shanghai Strength, and SJTU brand”.



  • Two tours of SJTU Wine center & Grapes Planting Base and Chenshan Botanical Garden;
  • Tours of Pujiang Green Valley Base, Sunqiao Modern Agricultural Development Zone, and Chongming National Protected Agricultural Engineering and Technology Center;
  • Two tours, one of Hangzhou, a neighbour city of Shanghai famous for its city and urban horticultural culture, and the other one of  Tony’s organic farm in Shanghai ;
  • By the end of this 2-week study experience, students should have basic knowledge and understanding of the rich history, flourishing present, and bright future of urban horticulture in Shanghai and in China.




Prof. Jiang Lu 
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Dr. Jiang Lu is a professor in the School of Agriculture and Biology, “Zhiyuan Endowed Professor” of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and an oversea expert recruited in China for “the Thousand Talents Plan”. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Reading in the UK in 1990 and worked as postdoctoral research associate in Cornell University. Prior to his arrival at SJTU, Dr. Lu was a professor at China Agricultural University. Before joining the faculty at CAU in 2013, he was a professor at Florida A&M University where he worked for 20 years. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the journal of "Annual Reviews of Horticultural Science" and “the Journal of Fruit Trees”, China.


Prof. Qin Zhang 

Dr. Qin Zhang is the Director of Center for Precision and Agricultural Automated Systems, a Professor of the Biological Systems Engineering Department, Washington State University, and a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991, his M.S. degree from the University of Idaho in 1987, and his B.S. degree from Zhejiang Agricultural University in China in 1982. Prior to his arrival at WSU, Dr. Zhang was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the faculty at UIUC in 1997, he worked in Caterpillar Inc. as a Senior Research Engineer. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, and the Chair for Section III (Plant Production Equipment) of CIGR.


Prof. Danfeng Huang 

Dr. Danfeng Huang is a professor and a group leader of the horticulture major in the School of Agriculture and Biology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the dean of the Horticultural Postdoctoral Station and the dean of the Agro-Biological Training Centre since 2008. Dr. Huang received her PhD degree at Southwest Agricultural University in 1992, as the first female PhD in the field of olericulture in China. She had worked as a visiting professor at Wageningen University from 2005 to 2006. She served as the deputy dean of the School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2001 to 2008. 

Attendance: 15%;
Participation in question discussion: 20%;
Visit report: 30%;
Final program summary: 35%


Program Director : Prof. Danfeng Huang (
Program Coordinator: Dr. Jingjin Zhang (

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