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Dear friends of the STF programme,
4 years and two intakes of a total of 58 researchers from EU Member States have passed, and now it is time to say goodbye to all of you, as the STF office will close its doors on Wednesday 29 August, 2012.
We would like to thank all of you who have contributed to the website and to the programme. You input has made our website more interesting, informative and alive. We hope that you were able to make new contacts through the website, and that these contacts will continue to flourish.
The aim of the STF programme was to create a bridge over which European researchers would find a way to China and the Chinese research arena. We would like to think that we achieved this objective, and that not only the Fellows of both intakes, but many more European researchers have benefitted from our programme.
Though the programme will close, the information on this website is still available for you to look at. In case you require any further information, please contact at the EU Delegation at

Ø  New Year Holidays: From 1st to 3rd January 2012     

Ø  Spring Festival:  From 22nd to 28th January 2012 

Ø  Tomb Sweeping Day: From 2nd to 4th April 2012 

Ø  May Day Holidays:  From 29th April to 1st May 2012 

Ø  Dragon Boat Festival: From 22nd to 24th June 2012 

Ø  Mid-Autumn Day & National Holidays: From 30th September to 7th October 2012



Ø March 17 & 18, 2011

   STF Conference, Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast


Ø June 16 & 17, 2011

   Networking Event (to be further confirmed)


Ø September 22 & 23, 2011

   Networking Event (to be further confirmed)


Ø December 1 & 2, 2011

   Networking Event (to be further confirmed)