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'
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.
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 www.opet.net.cn. 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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