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STF China Networking Event in Guangzhou and Zhuhai, from 12th to 14th Mar. 2012


     After exploring of Ancient China’s history and religion cultural for the Networking event in northwestern China, Xi’an and Dunhuang last November, the last networking for STF 2nd intake fellows was held in South China from 12th to 14th March 2012 on the campuses of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and Zhuhai.

Visit to the South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) by the Italian Science and Technology Counsellor Prof. Plinio Innocenzi and the lead Expert of the STF Programme Mr. Clemens Smolders

16/03/2012 14:35

The lead expert of the STF programme and the S&T counselor of the Italian Embassy, Prof. Plinio Innocenzi met with the founding president SUSTC, Dr. Zhu Qingshi and Deputy Director Ms. Han Wei on 16 March at the temporary campus in Shenzhen. Though only having opened in April 2011, and with only 43 students currently enrolled, the plan is to enroll a further 150 undergraduates, a number of PhD students and post docs for the next academic year. Dr. Zhu said that he was confident that the university would provide the city of Shenzhen and the region with a top-notch research facility.

Announcement on Leading Talents Introduction of Changzhou Talent Program (2nd Round)--Changzhou Municipal Committee of the CPC Changzhou Municipal People’s Government



To implement the strategy of invigorating the city through science and education, and carry out Changzhou Talent Program, by focusing on new energy, new materials, advanced equipment manufacturing, biotechnology and new medicine, environmental protection, soft ware and service outsourcing, networking and next-generation information technology and other emerging industries, Changzhou is about to make greater eff orts to bring in leading talents from home and abroad. Th e announcement on leading talents introduction of Changzhou Talent Program (2nd round) is as follows: (please find the details in the attachment to this article) 

This article is from China Daily, edition of WORLD on Feb. 20, 2012. 


Nature Careers Article


The STF Team is happy to see that one of the STF 1 Fellows, Sebastien Chanfreau, appeared in an article about careers in Nature magazine. For those of you who are interested in reading the article please follow this link. »

National Plan to Attract More Biotech Talents


Six Chinese government agencies, including Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Ministry of Education, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Natural Science Foundation, and China Association for Science and Technology, jointly released on 26 December 2011 a medium and long term plan to attract more biotech talents during the period of 2010-2020.  

Meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao on 12 January 2012


STF Human Resources Development Expert Prof. David Evans was a member of a group of 25 foreign experts working in China who were invited to a meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao in the Great Hall of the People on 12th January 2012. David took the opportunity to suggest to Premier Wen that in the past China had perhaps placed undue emphasis on trying to attract very senior people and that it was also important to attract talented young researchers who could build their early careers in China, as STF does, since this could bring great benefits to both sides.

China European Junior China Scholars Conference CALLS FOR PAPERS


 Call for papers

New European research on contemporary China

European Junior China Scholars Conference

July 6-7, 2012 Beijing

This conference aims to bring together doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and recent PhDs based in China, either European nationals or affiliated with European research institutions, in order to produce an overview of the emerging problematics in Chinese studies. The focus of the conference is on contemporary China, in a multi-disciplinary perspective.


French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC), Hong Kong and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Beijing.

Conference website: or

Contact: Ms. Heipo Leung,

Archives SHANGHAI 15.12.2011: "What PET SCAN doh?!"

Dear friends, The Understanding Science scientific popularization talks were back in Shanghai for their second edition at the Wooden box cafe. This 2nd seminar, entitled “What PET Scan doh!?” was presented by Doctor Eric AMIGUES from the school of pharmacy of East China University of Science and Technology. He explained how the collaboration of physicists, chemists and medical doctors was necessary to create and operate Positron emission tomography (PET) Scan, an amazing diagnostic technique for metabolic troubles (e.g. used to detect Alzheimer disease) and tumours.

STF China Networking Event in Xi’an and Dunhuang, from 30 Oct. 2011 to 4 Nov. 2011



At Mogao Grottes, Dunhuang 

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