Australia-China Joint Science and Technology Commission, 2 August 2011, Shanghai, China

Senator the Hon Kim Carr and China's Minister of Science and Technology His Excellency Dr Wan Gang at the 8th JSTC
Above: Senator the Hon Kim Carr and China's Minister of Science and Technology His Excellency Dr Wan Gang along with other members of the Australian and Chinese delegations at the Australia-China JSTC.

On 2 August 2011, Senator the Hon Kim Carr and China’s Minister of Science and Technology His Excellency Dr Wan Gang officially opened the 8th Australia-China Joint Science and Technology Commission (JSTC) meeting in Shanghai.

The JSTC provided an opportunity for high level dialogue on strategic science and research issues, models for research-driven innovation and commercialisation, past achievements and future opportunities for bilateral collaboration. The joint communiqué provides a detailed summary of the meeting.

The JSTC was chaired jointly by Deputy Secretary Patricia Kelly of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and Vice Minister Cao Jianlin from China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

The Australian delegation consisted of eminent representatives from the research community including the Chief Scientist for Australia, the CEOs of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as well as senior representatives from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the science learned academies and Australian universities. In addition to MOST, Chinese organisations represented at the JSTC included the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai and Chinese universities.
 
Further information on the Australia-China JSTC can be found in Minister Carr's media release.

 

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