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NSFC President Meets with DFG Counterpart


On May 31, 2013, NSFC President Yang met with Prof. Peter Strohschneider, President of German Research Foundation (DFG)

Both sides briefed each other the latest development in NSFC and DFG and reviewed the NSFC-DFG cooperation and achievements in the past years. Both Prof. Yang and Prof. Strohschneider highly praised the development of bilateral relations and expressed the willingness and confidence in strengthening future cooperation.

Prof. Strohschneider is an expert in German medieval studies. He took the office of DFG President on January 1, 2013. The visit to China is Prof. Strohschneider’s very first overseas visit after assumed with the current position, which clearly exemplified that DFG highly valued the cooperation with China. Other members of the DFG delegation were Ms. DorotheeDzwonnek, Secretary-General of DFG, Dr. Klaus Wehrberger, Head of Division “Research Centers”, Dr. Jörg Schneider, Head of the International Affairs Division, Dr. Ingrid Krüßmann, Director of Division for Cooperation with East and South Asia, Dr. Heike Strelen, Director of Sino-German Center for Research Promotion and Dr. Zhao Miaogen, Deputy Director of Director of Sino-German Center for Research Promotion.

Other NSFC staff members including Prof. Han Yu, Director-General of the Bureau of Policy, Prof. Dong Erdan, Executive Deputy Director General of the Department of Health Sciences, and Prof. Lu Rongkai, Deputy Director General of BIC attended the meeting

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