DICP Received Donation
from German Research Association
Recently, the application of Dalian
Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) to German Research Association (DGF)
for academic publications has been approved and periodicals and academic
monographs valued $8400 have been donated to DICP by DGF.
To promote the cooperation between German and foreign scholars, with the support of German Foreign Affairs Office and German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation, DGF is donating academic publications to foreign institutions. The donations include periodicals, books and discs published by German publishers.
Internationally Recognized Scientist of Botanical System and Evolution Biology Appointed by XBG
Recently, the Xishuangbanna
Botanical Garden (XBG) formally appointed Dr. W. John Kress, a world renowned
scientist of botanical system and evolution biology as the oversea consulting
expert. Director Hongmao Liu presented the certificate of appointment
to Dr. W. John Kress, who is the first foreign recipient of the certificate.
Dr. W. John Kress is professor and director of department of botany of the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in U. S., Curator of National Herbarium. As a world recognized scientist of botanical system and evolution biology, he has published over 10 monographs and 80 papers, 5 of which have been published on Science and Nature respectively.
of Space Science Visited Remote Sensing Ground Station
On November 26, 2003, a Brazilian delegation of three space scientists paid a friendly visit to the Remote Sensing Ground Station of CAS. The three delegates are: Prof. Luiz Bevilacqua, Director General of Brazilian Space Agency, Prof. Leonel Fernando Perondi, technical and engineering coordinator of the National Institute of Space Research, and Prof. Jose Carlos N. Epiphanio, expert of remote sensing of the National Institute of Space Research.
INRA Scientist Visit
Institute of Zoology
Institute National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA) is
one of the National Scientific Research centers in France, famous in agriculture
research and animal science. Since 22nd Dec. 2003, professor Jean-Paul
Renard, director of BRB Unit from INRA, paid a one-month official visit
A famous genetic scientist with international recognition
in the field of animal developmental and reproductive biology, Professor
Renard is the director of Biological and Reproductive Department (BRD)
in INRA. His laboratory is one of the important animal clone research
centers in the world, one of the first laboratories produced cloned cattle;
the first cloned rabbit, and the first cloned rat in the world. Up to
now this lab is the only one owning five somatic cloning animal models.
International cooperation has already been conducted between INRA and the Institute of Zoology, a series of achievements have been obtained with the support of both governments, one of the main joint research results on the rat cloning was published in SCIENCE on 14 Nov. 2003.
EWI Program Officers
Ms Penny Richards and Mr. Greg Bourne, program officers of Earth Watch Institute (EWI) paid a visit to Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR, CAS). EWI is a non-profitable international organization for conservation of natural resources and environment. Financially, it supports research programs on environment conservation all over the world. These research programs can be applied freely in order to encourage and attract volunteers worldwide to be involved in EWI activities, so as to improve their awareness of the importance of natural resources and environment conservation.
Director of the United
Arab Emirates Birds Research Center Visit XIEG
At the invitation of Xinjiang Institute of Ecology
and Geography (XIEG, CAS), Dr. Olivier Combreau, Director of the National
Birds Research Center of the United Arab Emirates Environmental Research
and Wildlife Development Programme, and Mr. Mohammed Saleh, Chief of Foreign
Affairs Division of the Birds Research Center, recently paid a visit to
XIEG. The United Arab Emirates Birds Research Center is mainly engaged
in ornithological studies with its emphasis on Otis nudulata, an endangered
species worldwide. Since 1997, this Center has conducted cooperative research
with XIEG for 6 years. During this period, they carried out a systematic
study on Otis nudulata appearing in Xinjiang region, obtained tremendous
achievements, and trained a batch of core members of the young scientific
and technological contingent. Consequently, this event has exerted a far-reaching
influence. Mr. Mohammed Saleh was conferred the 2002 China Tianshan Award
for his outstanding contributions to scientific and educational endeavours
French Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Member Lectured at the CAS
On November 6-12, 2003, at the invitation of vice-president Zhu CHEN, Prof. Jacques Philippe CAEN, a renowned hematologist, Chairman of France / China Science and Application Foundation, and a corresponding member of the French Academy of Sciences, visited China. On December 7, Prof. Jacques Philippe CAEN delivered a lecture titled "Scientific and Technological Exchange Is the Driving Force for Promoting the Partnership in All-round Cooperation between China and France" at the CAS Documentation and Information Center.
Princess Chulaborn Visit IMM
On December 16, 2003, Princess Chulaborn of Thailand
paid a visit to the Institute of Materia Medica (IMM, CAS) and attended
the signing ceremony of the Protocol on Educational and Scientific Cooperation
between Thailand Chulaborn Institute and the Institute of Materia Medica.
R&D Department General Managers Visited IA
Recently, Pcsal VIGINIER, General Manager of France Telecommunications R&D Department, Jacques GUICHARD, vice-general manager in charge of overseas R&D, and Herve CAYLA, France Telecommunications principal representative to China, paid a visit to the Institute of Automation (IA, CAS).
Celebrated Japanese Scholar
On January 3-6, 2004, Dr. Shigeki Hadal paid an academic visit to South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO, CAS). Dr. Hadal is a world known geologist, professor of Kobe University, and Deputy Director of the University Educational Institute of Kobe University Graduate School.
Japanese Experts Visit
Recently, a 5-member delegation including President Yamamoto Hideki of NITTO DENKO Corporation, President Yoshihiko Chikuma of NITTO DENKO (China) Co., LTD, and Prof. Konno Daisuke, Guest Professor of Hsinghua University paid a visit to Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (XIOPM, CAS).
A JST Delegation Visit
Recently, a 7-member delegation, from
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), an independent administrative
institution paid a visit to the various institutes of CAS Guangzhou Branch
and had a constructive talk with the leaders and researchers of CAS Guangzhou
Branch at Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC, CAS) .
Experts of Japan National
Agro-environmental Institute Visit SIAE
Recently, Dr. YagiIgyo and Dr. NishimuraSeiichi of Japan National Agro-environmental Institute visited Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology (SIAE, CAS). They delivered lectures titled "A Research Project of the Ministry of Environment of Japan (2003-2007) - Development Of the Technology For Controlling Greenhouse Gas Sources Of Terrestrial Ecosystems" and "Monitor and Experimental Study on Discharged Greenhouse Gas From Rice Fields and Upland Fields" respectively.
Japan IHI Company Delegation
In October and December 2003, Japan IHI Company, one of the 500 world top enterprises, sent a 6-member delegation, including Nakagawa Kohya, a high-ranking administrative official, and Kawada Morihiko, Director of the Comprehensive Division, to visit the Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA, CAS).
US Columbus City Delegation
On December 5, 2003, a 16-member delegation headed by Michael B. Coleman, the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio of the United States paid a friendly visit to the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
Canadian National Research
Institute Delegation Visit IA
On December 3, 2003, Dr. George Wang, Head of the Laboratory of Cybernation and Diagnosis, Canada National Research Institute, and Dr. Olga Kargina together paid a visit to the Institute of Automation (IA, CAS). Dr. George Wang gave a lecture titled "Virtual Project Stations with Application in Internet-Enabled Monitoring and Control of a Kiln".
Canada CHUL RC Director
Recently, at the invitation of Prof. Lin Li, Deputy Director of the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (IBCB, CAS), Shanghai Institutes of Life Sciences, Prof. Fern, Director of Canada CHUL Research Center, and Prof. LABRIE visited the Institute and delivered a lecture there.
Finland Trade and Industry
Minister Visit GIEC
On November 28, 2003, a 9-member delegation led by Mr. Pekkarinen, Minister of Trade and Industry Ministry of Finland, and Mr. Bassin, Finnish ambassador to China, paid a visit to Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC, CAS) and was extended a warm reception. They had a brief but constructive conversation with the hosts on energy utilization. Minister Pekkarinen expressed that they would assign specialized technicians to the Institute to conduct intensive technological investigations, hoping that the two sides would establish a close cooperation and consequently stimulating the development of China / Finland energy undertakings.
On December 4, 2003, Prof. Vitliemov and Prof. Bratanov of Rousse University, Bulgaria paid a visit to Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA). In recent years, scientists of the Department of Manufacture Engineering of Rousse University obtained achievements in emulating robots, especially in the research of robot engineering for medical purposes. Financed by the European Economic Community, they have manufactured robots that are used in surgical operation for the treatment of stomach diseases and have been applied to clinical practice in Bulgaria.
Spain Barcelona University
Professor Visit SIA
Prof. Loaquiun Clusa of Barcelona University, Spain, paid a visit to Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA) and delivered a lecture there.
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