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VP Liu Congqiang Meets with IIASA Delegation

On May 16th, 2014, VP Liu Congqiang held a meeting with a delegation headed by Prof. Pavel Kabat, Director General, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

Prof. Liu and Prof. Kabat respectively introduced the latest development of each agency, and discussed the possibility of conducting multilateral cooperation in areas of energy, water, climate change and transboundary air pollution control. Prof. Liu responded one by one to the proposals by Prof. Kabat to anticipate NSFC’s participation in IIASA’s recent initiatives like “Arctic Futures Flagship Initiative”, ” International Postgraduate School of Excellence” and “Young Scientist Summer Program”. The two sides agreed to further deepen and enlarge bilateral cooperation.

The delegation included Mr. Chin-min Lee, Special Adviser to Prof. Kabat as well. Prof. Feng Feng, Director General, Prof. Zhang Yongtao and Mr. Zhao Chuang, Bureau of International Cooperation attended the meeting. Prof. Li Xiubin, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), CAS and Prof. Zhu Bing of Tsinghua University, the two Chinese PIs of NSFC-IIASA jointly funded research projects were present at the meeting and reported the progress of their respective projects.

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