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NSFC President meets with NSB Chair


NSFC President Prof. Chen Yiyu met with Dr. Ray Morris Bowen, Chair of the United States National Science Board (NSB), on Oct. 21, 2011.

During the meeting, Prof. Chen briefed Dr. Bowen on the development of NSFC as well as the recently completed International Evaluation on NSFC’s funding and management performance.

Dr. Bowen expressed his congratulations on the successful implementation of the international evaluation on NSFC's funding performance, and presented an introduction to the funding for young scientists, excellence centers of research, major research instruments etc. by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States.

Both sides exchanged views on the partnership of the industry sector in basic research and fostering of young talents, forming a favorable research atmosphere as well as financing transformative research.

It was the first time that Dr. Bowen visited China and his visit to NSFC was in the company of Dr. Emily Yaung Ashworth, Director of NSF Beijing Office.

Prof. Han Yu, Director General of NSFC Bureau of Policy and Prof. Qing Chang, Director General of NSFC Bureau of International Cooperation participated in the meeting.

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