Prof. Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey (BGS) visited NIGPAS in early May, 2017.
During his visit, Prof. Mike Stephenson and Vice Director ZHAN Renbin of NIGPAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding between two parties, furthering the cooperation in the fields of research, education and training, knowledge exchange and technological development in the multidisciplinary areas of geoscience.
The British Geological Survey is among the world-leading geological survey orgnisations. Focusing on the public affairs relating to the studies of earth and environmental processes, BGS serves as UK's premier provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information and knowledge to help society to use its natural resources responsibly, manage environmental change and be resilient to environmental hazards.
Prof. Vivi Vajda, head of the Department of Palaeobiology, Swedish Museum of Natural History visited NIGPAS in May 2017. During her visit, Prof. Vivi Vajda and Vice Director ZHAN Renbin of NIGPAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding between two parties.
China and Sweden have long ties in the field of palaeontology extending back to the very early 1920s. The two institutions have research staff, collections, and research facilities that are mutually beneficial. Under this MoU, NIGPAS and Swedish Museum of Natural History will strive to develop new and ongoing research collaboration within the fields of palaeobotany and invertebrate palaeontology through mutual research visits, joint fieldwork expeditions and exchange of PhD students.
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