OIV ESTABLISHED A PERMANENT TEACHING BASE IN CHINA’S NINGXIA REGION
By David Ma
The Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has established a permanent teaching base in China’s Ningxia wine region for its Msc Programme in Wine Management.
Based in Minning town to the Southwest of Yinchuan city, the teaching base is the first of its kind in China. International students of the OIV Msc programme will be taught about the different aspects of China’s wine industry from this base.
This year’s OIV Msc students from USA, Russia, France, China and many more witnessed the plague unveiling ceremony last Thursday which was followed by a tree planting event to mark the opening of the education base.
The OIV established a post graduate university in 1986, this year is the 31st edition of its Msc Programme in Wine Management.
The programme involves 18 months of transnational training in 25 countries around the world. China is one of the countries being taught, students will spend two weeks studying China’s wine industry according to the prospectus.
The programme first included China as one of the taught wine regions in 2012, however, this is the first year for the lessons to be conducted in a permanent base in China.
“Having been taught about China’s wine regions, our fellow students could actively play the role of introducing Ningxia and other Chinese wines to the wider international market,” said Sun Zhijun, a class representative from China.
The OIV is an intergovernmental organisation of a scientific and technical nature which works on issues concerning vines, wine, wine-based beverages, table grapes, raisins and other vine-based products.
The organisation has 49 member states, including China, covering more than 95% of the world's grape-producing countries.
(the writer can be contacted at: DavidMa@thewinechronicle.com)
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