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Southern Yangtze University Modern Mechanical and Packaging Institute


No.1800 Lihu Road
Jiangsu 214036


Dr. Lu Li-Xin (Professor, Director)





Southern Yangtze University (SYTU) is one of the national key universities administered directly under the Ministry of Education of China, and belongs to the national "211 Project". Comprising three campuses, SYTU counts 20000 full-time undergraduates, 2000 graduates and 7000 adult students, and employs 3000 staffs.

The Modern Mechanical and Packaging Institute (MMPI) is an academic unit of SYTU, recognized in providing packaging education, research and related services. In China, SYTU with its MMPI is the most famous university in packaging education and research, and is the unique one offering B.S., M.S., Ph. D. degrees program and Post-doctoral research in Packaging Engineering. Current research areas include distribution packaging, food and pharmaceutical packaging, packaging process and machinery, active packaging and package design.

Southern Yangtze University is one of the oldest one of higher education in China. Its origins can be traced back to 1902. In February 2001, the university was renamed Southern Yangtze University. The first packaging course was conferred in 1962, and the B.S. degree program of packaging machinery was established in 1977. In 1984, the packaging machinery program was renamed Packaging Engineering. At present, 250 undergraduate students, 30 M.S. and 6 Ph.D. students are enrolled in Packaging Engineering.


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

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IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at