Dr. Salvarezza, president of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), and Prof. Yan Wei, president of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), public institution under the scope of the State Council of China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop joint actions.
The objectives of the cooperation initiative are: to promote the cooperation in basic sciences and/or strengthen the ones that already existed between Chinese and Argentine researchers from the universities and research institutions/organizations; to facilitate progress on basic research; and to foster the mobility and the development of the researcher’s training within the joint projects.
With the signature of this memorandum, the parties also agreed the joint definition of the research fields according to the actual areas of interest. Besides, the MoU will stimulate activities that will include collaborative research projects, exchange of researchers, the arrangements for scientific meetings, training of human resources, scientific promotion and bilateral funding for those actions.
Dr. Salvarezza said that over last years the cooperation between Argentina and China has grown signficantly and this is reflected in the number of scientific publications of researchers of both countries. For his part, Prof. Yan Wei held the MoU between the CONICET and the NSFC to boost the cooperative and bilateral tendency through financing and organization of projects that promote joint work.
The meeting was also attended by Dr. CHEN Yeu, Director of Examination, Monitoring and Audit, Mr. ZOU Liyao and Mrs. LIU Xiuping, both representatives of the Department of Cooperation at the NSFC. In the case of the Council, Dr. Salvarezza was accompanied by Eng. Alejandro Schefer, member of the Interantional Cooperation area.