October, 2003

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German Scientist Uli Schwarz Receives "Friendship Award"

Recently, German scientist Uli Schwarz has received the national "Friendship Award" of 2003 to commend his contributing activities and spirit to the development of China's society and S&T progress.
From the early 1980s, Prof. Uli Schwarz has actively devoted his efforts on the cooperation and exchanges between China and Germany. One of his most outstanding contributions to China's S&T career is his suggestion that China should use for references the successful experiences of Maxplanck Society in selecting and training young talents and academic leaders, and bringing up a group of young academic leaders through international cooperation.
In 2001, Prof. Uli Schwarz did a lot in preparing the "Center for Interdisciplinary Research of Chinese Academy of Sciences" in Shanghai, which was established in June 2002, with he himself as the director. The Center is dedicated at becoming a domestically and internationally advanced research base in the next 5 to 10 years.
Under the proposal of Prof. Uli Schwarz, CAS is to establish the International Center for Evolution Biology and Biodiversity in Kunming as a branch of the Shanghai Center.

Sino-Thai Cooperation Bear Fruits in HIV Research

Recently, Dr. Parkdee, Thai Deputy Minister of Health and Dr. Somsong, Director of Thai Department of Medical Sciences headed a delegation to visit Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) CAS. Officials of the Thai government and KIB sought further cooperation in the development of compound SH, a new anti-HIV medicine, whose registration and industrialization are under great expectation. Dr. Parkdee introduced the achievements of Sino-Thai cooperation in the research of the medicine for the past three years. He also indicated his satisfaction and suggested to expedite the registration of the medicine so as to put it into production soon and contribute to human's health. At the welcoming meeting, Dr. Somsong formally handed over all the 3rd phase clinical data of this anti-HIV medicine to KIB, which was overwhelmingly applauded by both sides.

Sino-Japan Symposium on Rare Earths Held in Changchun

CAS Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) hosted the 1st Sino-Japan Symposium on Rare Earths New Materials in Changchun from September 25-28, with the co-sponsorship of the Chinese Society of Rare Earths and its Japanese counterpart. The symposium attracted more than 130 participants from concerned research institutions of both China and Japan, such as: CIAC, CAS Institute of Physics, CAS Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, Peking University, Beijing General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, Shandong University, Osaka University, Kyushu University and Toyohashi University of Technology. Presented at the symposium were altogether 127 abstracts of research papers, 11 keynote lectures, 40 session lectures and 30 posters. The symposium discussed extensively popular topics in this field, such as rare earth luminescent materials, rare earth magnetic materials, related electronic materials, etc. The meeting also witnessed the active participation of young scholars and graduate students, who accounted for 80% of all the attendees. The high-caliber lectures contributed to the success of the symposium and furthermore brought hope and vigor to the research in the area.

Seminar of CAS-Bayer Cooperative Programs Held in Changchun

Sponsored by CAS Bureau of International Cooperation, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) hosted the Seminar of CAS-Bayer Cooperative Programs in Changchun from September 11-12. Participants from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and CIAC reported on the progress of the 4 research programs and related issues. The discussion focused on topics like: inlellectual property rights, research subjects, funding of the research and program evaluation. The seminar produced constructive suggestions and further forged the plans of future work.

Delegation of Pakistan University of Science and Technology Visit CAS Graduate School

Accompanied by Mr. Syed Ali, Science Counsellor of the Pakistan Embassy to Beijing, a 5-member delegation of Pakistan National University of Science and Technology (NUST) paid a visit to CAS Graduate School on July 29. Delegation and school officials agreed to strengthen bilateral communication and cooperation. NUST expressed their wish to carry out cooperation with CAS Graduate School by means of conducting cooperative research, exchanging visiting scholars and teachers and training of graduate students. NUST especially wished to send students to CAS Graduate School for their pursuit of Doctor's Degree.

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