SHANGHAI (March 12, 2017) – Since its introduction in China, the Novus Graduate Scholars Program (NGS) has been held successfully for 11 years by Novus International, Inc., and this year’s launch is set for March 20 at Sichuan Agriculture University. NGS is based on “Science-Based, Elite Identification,” aiming to find the most outstanding graduates and develop their potential to innovate in the industry through scholarships and internships.
This is the 12th year that Novus will invest in young talent through the program. Over the last decade, millions of dollars have been invested in the program’s individuals and activities. As a globally leading company in innovative nutrition solutions, Novus has a strong sense of responsibility to share its expertise and innovations with the world to advance the development of local agriculture. It is this reasoning that led to the creation of NGS.
The program is now targeting the nine greatest agricultural universities in China. Every year, 33 young talents win scholarships and the best nine of those gain the opportunity to intern with Novus, which focuses on science practice in the Novus Research & Development Center in the United States. So far, 363 students have won the scholarships and 99 of them have participated in the internship program. This informative event is open to students and will be the first step in the process. Applications opened to students on March 8, and NGS candidates will be selected by August.
At the event, Dr. Mercedes Vázquez-Añón, the Senior Director of Animal Nutrition Research and Facilities for Novus International, will meet graduates at their schools and give a presentation on a Novus gut health study and its progress. Also, Dr. Juxing Chen, Structural Functional Biology Manager for Novus, will give a speech on the meat quality challenges and study progress with broilers. These technical speeches direct from the researchers, however, are not the only highlights. Novus will also extend the topics to provide students with more information on the wider animal husbandry industry as well.
With cutting-edge innovations, the latest industry trends, professional career development assistance, and teaching students how to secure scholarships and participate in the internship, this event will have everything students need to participate. This is a unique opportunity for top students to come meet Novus Experts from the U.S.A. and Northeast Asia and to learn about the NGS program and their eligibility. Other NGS presentation locations include: Sichuan, China, Huazhong, Nanjing, Northeast, and South China Agriculture Universities; Ocean University of China; and Northwest A&F University.
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About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in over 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).
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