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State Councilor Meets with IEC Chairman


On June, 15th, 2011, State Councilor, Madam. Liu Yandong met with Mr. Zare, Chairman of the International Evaluation Committee (IEC) for the funding and management performance of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), former chairman of the National Science Board in Beijing. Mr. Han Qide, Vice Chairman of IEC, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC, and Mr. Winnacker, former President of DFG, were also present at the meeting.

Madam. Liu addresses the significance of IEC’s evaluation on NSFC’s performance on funding and management during past 25 years, which is the first time for the management of the science fund in China. Based on the principles of independence, objectivity, impartiality, and bearing a rigorous scientific attitude, IEC conducted an high-quality, efficient,  comprehensive and systematic evaluation, which is not only highly instructive on improving the management performance of the funding for natural science in China, but also sheds light on the scientific management for other sectors concerned in China. NSFC is expected to stage more remarkable performance based on the evaluation results to promote construction, reforms and development of the National Natural Science Fund.

The international evaluation is accomplished  in more than one year by an international expert panel of 13 senior scientists from 6 countries.

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