European Commission. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME CHINA. STF CHINA – SIGNIFICANCE. China is a rising Research and Development power with aspirations to excel on the world stage.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME CHINA
WHAT? STF is a brand new EU programme to promote the mobility of its researchers towards the Chinese research and development area.
HOW? By facilitating the participation of outgoing European researchers in Chinese research and development programmes.
FINAL RESULT: Sustainable links and research partnerships between EU and Chinese research institutions and between individual researchers should be established.
Provide EU fellowships to young EU scientists and researchers for a:
6 month tailor-made Chinese language and research culture training followed by
18 months practical research period in a top-class Chinese research institution.
Start 01 April 2009
30 young qualified EU researchers
EU sending organization from 12 EU Member States
Top-class Chinese host institutions from different locations all over China and HK
Wide range of research topics: from biology, via energy, to law, and arts
Solid understanding of the Chinese language and its culture
Ability to function in a Chinese research environment
Broaden their horizon through exposure to the East Asian way of living and doing
Mobility of EU researchers to China increased
Number of collaborative projects involving the EU and China increased
Intensified scientific collaboration at institutional level with the EU sending organization of the Fellows
Direct benefits through the presence of an EU researcher in the Chinese institution
STF will help the EU to become an increasingly credible partner in China’s fast-growing research environment
Long term approach to build up a stock of EU scientists knowledgeable about China’s research environment
XIE XIE (Thank you)!
Ms. Alexandra Lehmann
Attaché (Development & Cooperation)
EU Delegation to China & Mongolia
The views expressed by the presenter are not necessarily those of the European Commission