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VP Liu Attends the 8th ASIAHORCs Meeting


NSFC Vice President Liu Congqiang led a delegation to attend the 8th Asian Heads of Research Councils (ASIAHORCs) General Meeting., which was held in Thailand from November 26th to 28th, 2014. The meeting was hosted by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). Representatives of science funding agencies from eight Asian countries attended the meeting .

The theme of the meeting is “Managing Brain Drain and Circulation”, on which representatives of all participating countries exchanged ideas and views. With the title of “Attracting Talents and Promoting Innovation”, Mr. Liu made a presentation on the status of China’s talents, and the measures for attracting excellent talents in China and at NSFC. The meeting made a decision on the topic, time and place of the next ASIAHORCs Meeting as well.

By availing the opportunity of attending 8th ASIAHORCs meeting, VP Liu also visited the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Consensuses were reached through the visit that NSFC would strengthen collaboration with the above-mentioned three agencies in 2015 and plan to initiate Joint Research Program with them respectively.

Other delegation members included Prof. Han Yu, Director General of the General Office, Prof. Leng Shuying from the Department of Earth Sciences and Prof. Zhang Yongtao from the Bureau of International Cooperation.

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