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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 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'