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NSFC President meets with UK Delegation


President Yang Wei met withthe UK delegation led by Mr. David Willetts,Minister of State for Universities and Science on Oct.14, 2013. Prof. Yang warmly welcomed Prof. David Willetts and introduced the overall situation of NSFC with an emphasis on the bilateral cooperation and future prospect with RCUK, RS and RSE. Mr. David Willetts highly appreciated and supported NSFC’s cooperation with UK. Then both sides exchanged views on broadening and deepening bilateral cooperation such as reinforcing top-level design and future cooperative areas, etc.

Other members from the delegation were presented at the meeting including Prof. Paul Boyle,ESRC Chief Executive and RCUK International Champion, Prof. Colin Riordon, the President of Universities UK,Holly White,Science and Technology Innovation Counsellor of the British Embassy in Beijing and Alicia Greated and Lang Lin, Director and Deputy Director of RCUK Beijing Office.

Prof. Liu Congqiang, Vice Presidentof NSFC, Prof. FengFeng, Director General of the Bureau of International Cooperation and Prof. Lu Rongkai, Deputy Director General, Prof. Sun Ruijuan, Deputy Director General of the Department of Health Sciences and Prof. Chen Kexin, Division Director of the Engineering and Material Science Department also attended the meeting.

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