On January 11, NSFC President Yang Wei met with the delegation led by Prof. Richard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University.
President Yang gave an overview of NSFC and its international cooperation situation. Prof. Brodhead gave an overview of Duke and Duke Kunshan University and their dominant research areas. The two sides conducted in-depth discussions and exchanges on jointly promoting the collaboration between Chinese and American scientists in areas of global health, environmental sciences and life sciences.
The delegation also included Dr. Wendy W. Kuran, Joint Vice President for Business Development of Duke University, and guests from Duke Kunshan University Prof. Jingnan Liu, Chancellor , Dr. Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor and Dr. Xiaolin Chang, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations.
Feng Feng, Zou Liyao, Liu Xiuping, Wei Qin and Shen Jie from the Bureau of International Cooperation also attended the meeting.