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Germany and China broaden their collaboration in science management

22 January 2016

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On 19 January 2016, Klaus Uckel, Director of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Project Management Agency, and Wang Ruijun, Director General of the National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE), signed an agreement for closer collaboration in programmes to promote research and innovation support systems. The ceremony was held in Beijing and attended by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Johanna Wanka, and the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, Wan Gang. "Through this agreement, we are seeking to strengthen the framework we need to ensure excellence in the promotion of science, technology and innovation," explained Uckel.

The agreement formed part of the itinerary of Minister Wanka's trip to China; the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung; BMBF) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MoST) also signed several memoranda of understanding outlining the future of applied research and the introduction of joint procedures and standards for the advancement of research and innovation on the same day. The purpose of the Minister's trip is to help implement BMBF's new China strategy and to continue strengthening cooperation between Germany and China in the fields of research and education.

Source: German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Image credit: China Ministry of Science and Technology - DLR Project Management Agency signs agreements with partners in Beijing