We are very pleased to announce that the first issue of PALAEONEWS, an official newsletter of Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS), is now released.
Compiling PALAEONEWS, we intend to report our international colleagues and friends about our latest research achievements, ongoing international co-operations and major academic activities. As the only academic institution specialized in invertebrate palaeontology and palaeobotany, and modern stratigraphy in China, NIGPAS is actively conducting international academic exchanges, research collaborations and co-operations in graduate education. The institute has established long-term cooperative relationships with several palaeontological and stratigraphical institutions around the world. More than 40 staffs from NIGPAS are now holding more than 60 positions in various international academic organizations. It has hosted hundreds of CAS visiting scientists and more than 20 international postdoctoral researchers during the past ten years, as well as more than 10 major international conferences, including the Second International Palaeontological Congress (Beijing, 2006). Furthermore, the Institute pays particular attention to the training of the young researchers via graduate education of MSc, PhD and postdoctoral programs, which are open to all applicants throughout China and other countries.
We hope that PALAEONEWS can bring you not only news about our academic research, but also our sincere wishes to promote the cooperation among geologists and palaeontologists all over the world!