August, 2003

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International Cooperation

Experts from WHO Visit Kunming Institute of Zoology to Inspect SARS Research

Mr. Klaus Stohr, the program manager of Global Flu Planning Program and the coordinator of SARS pathogene in the Department of Infectious Disease Scanning and Reacting in the headquarters of WHO, and MS. Wenqing ZHANG, the officer of Global Flu Planning have paid a visit to the Kunming Institute of Zoology. They have visited the related research on SARS study and the recently rebuilt P3 Lab and Lab Animals' House.

They have put forward made many constructive opinions while paying the visit to P3 Lab, and suggested the Institute to establish a unified SARS animals filtering mechanism as well as a research team, and send these proposals to WHO headquarters. Dr. Klaus Stohr expressed, he would coordinate between WHO and related Chinese department to make contributions to the prevention of the recurrence of SARS.

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Renewed Its Cooperation Agreement with Tokyo University

In order to further consolidate and develop the long-term cooperation and exchange relations between USTC and Tokyo University, the presidents of the two universities signed an agreement on behalf of their respective universities to extend their cooperation and exchanges. The agreement comes into force from March 2, 2003 and will be valid for a period of 5 years.

Their signing of the renewed agreement fully proves that the two parties are willing to continue their fresh and comprehensive cooperation and exchanges on the basis of the consolidated cooperative relations in the past.

Cooperation Achieved Satisfactorily by Sino-German Max Planck Partner's Group

Recently, Mr. P. Gruss, the President of the Max Planck Society in Germany, has delivered a letter to Prof. Ke LU, head of Sino-German Max Planck Partner's Group in the Institute of Metallurgy. In his letter, Mr. P. Gruss has fully expressed his appreciation on the recent achievements made by the Group. He believes that the S&T results presented on the Mid-term Evaluation Meeting are reliable, impressive and encouraging. The Max Planck Society will give further financial support to the Group.

The Sino-German Max Planck Partner's Group is a jointly supported program by CAS and the Max Planck Society. They have found out that the nano-metal bronze has the character of super plastic extension under the normal temperature. This result is published in Science on Feb. 25, 2000 and it is regarded as one of the ten S&T news of China in 2000.
The Group was elected as the Advanced Research Group of CAS in 1999 and the Key Innovation Contribution Group of CAS in 2002.

International Cooperation on Energy Successfully Established Between the Guangzhou Institute of Energy and EU

Recently, three agreements on transportation study, petrifaction fuel and renewable resources development have been signed between the Sino-European Project Team of the Guangzhou Institute of Energy (GIE) and EU. Since setting up its membership of OPET under the Organization of Energy Technology of EU, this is the third international cooperation program made by GIE with EU.

According to the agreement between the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and EU, the GIE was authorized to be a member of European Energy Technology Organization in 1999. This institute makes full use of this exchanging platform and introduces the energy situation of China and the development of this industry through various channels to the outside world. It has also introduced the energy technology situation of EU countries through After unceasing efforts, this institute has made agreements with over 30 counterparts, which has built a sound base for its future development.

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