December, 2005

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First Workshop for Project Administrators from Developing Countries Held

The First Training Program for Project Administrators of Developing Countries opened on Oct. 12 at the Graduate School of CAS in Beijing. The 10 more trainees of the workshop were S&T experts and administrators from Mongolia, Viet Nam, Laos, DPRK, Myanmar, and Pakistan.

2005 Conference of Chinese Association of Alexander von Humboldt Fellows Held in Beijing

Entitled ¡°Economic Development and Eco-environment¡±, the 2005 Conference of Chinese Association of Alexander von Humboldt Fellows were held from Oct.14 th to 15 th in Beijing. Presented at the meeting were President Lu Yongxiang of CAS, who is also President of the Association, Mr. Volker Stanzel, German Ambassador to China, Dr. Georg Schutte, General Secretary of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, Prof. He Zehui, honorary President of the Association, Mr. Thomas Schmidt Dorr, director of the Sino-German Science Center, and Prof. Wei Yu, Vice President of the Association, along with nearly 300 Chinese Humboldt fellows from various fields of arts and sciences all over the country. Lu Yongxiang, and Wei Yu, members of CAS delivered keynote speeches respectively at the conference.
Ever since the 1930s, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has aided nearly one thousand scholars in China. China will be a country with the largest number of the foundation research fellows. The Chinese Association of Alexander von Humboldt Fellows was established in 1994 and there are about 800 registered fellows at present, among whom He Zehui, member of CAS and an leading scholar in nuclear physics, Qiu Faxiang, member of CAS and founder of surgery in China, who are Humboldt fellows of the first generation, and Lu Yongxiang, Wei Yu and Wang Dazhong, etc. members of CAS are the second generation fellows. They have become leaders and organizers in the scientific research after they returned to China. The largest group of the Humboldt fellows is the third generation represented by the ¡°Yangtze River Scholar Program¡± and ¡°Hundred Scholar Program¡±. They have become backbone and main force in the frontiers of the scientific research in China.
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