On Oct, 26th, 2015, NSFC President Academician Yang Wei signed Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Cooperation and Exchange Between the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research with NWO President Jos Engelen in the Great Hall of the People. President Xi Jinping and the king of the Kingdom of Netherlands Willem-Alexander witnessed the signing ceremony.
The earliest MoU between NSFC and NWO dates back to 1992, and was re-newed in 2002. A supplementary term concerning joint funds on cooperative research program was added in 2009. The new round of signing broadens the width and depth of both sides’ cooperation and provides new framework for future cooperation.