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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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European commission

European Commission

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME CHINA


Stf china significance

STF CHINA – SIGNIFICANCE

  • China is a rising Research and Development power with aspirations to excel on the world stage.

  • Scientific output (research peer-reviewed articles) is rising and in many areas China is already among the 4/5 most active countries worldwide.

  • European Union wants to become an increasingly credible partner in China’s fast growing research environment.

  • EU is interested in creating stronger ties with Chinese research institutions through an exchange of people and knowledge


What is stf

WHAT IS STF?

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.


Stf the concept

STF – THE CONCEPT

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.


Stf the first intake

STF – THE FIRST INTAKE

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


Benefits for fellows

BENEFITS FOR FELLOWS

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


Benefits for eu

BENEFITS FOR EU

Mobility of EU researchers to China increased

Number of collaborative projects involving the EU and China increased


Benefits for china

BENEFITS FOR CHINA

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


European commission

CONCLUSIONS

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


Eu china relations

EU-CHINA RELATIONS

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


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