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The First NSFC-RCUK Biennial Strategic Meeting held in Beijing

On May 30th, the first Biennial Strategic Meeting between NSFC and RCUK was held at NSFC, chaired by Prof. Liu Congqiang, Vice President of NSFC and Prof. Paul Boyle, RCUK International Champion.

Representatives from the six research councils under RCUK and the eight scientific departments and the Bureau of international cooperation of NSFC attended the meeting. Issues addressed and discussed include priority areas for the future 2-year cooperation and new cooperation mechanism, etc. The meeting set directions for substantial cooperation for the next 2 years.

In 2013, NSFC and RCUK set up the high-level strategic meeting mechanism. Vice President Liu Congqiang signed the agreement on the behalf of NSFC. Both parties agreed to hold the meeting once every two years alternatively in China and U.K. Objectives of the meetings include review of the past 2 years’ cooperation, future cooperation area, perfecting the existing cooperation mechanism and exploration for new cooperation approaches, etc.

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