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UNU signs MOU with Ministry of Science and Technology of China

Srikantha Herath, UNU-ISP

The United Nations University (UNU) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  to coordinate their work, strengthen cooperation and promote research, training and dissemination of information on sustainable socio-economic development. 

(From left) Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice-Rector of UNU and Director of UNU-ISP and Dr. Cao Jianlin, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology at the MOU signing ceremony.

UNU and MOST will coordinate and promote joint scientific research; organize and convene international forums and international training courses; and advance research in areas such as:

  1. Global change, environment, and sustainability
  2. Bio-technologies, including those related to agriculture and health
  3. Energy (especially new and renewable energy) and Natural Resources (including water)
  4. Information technologies, including those related to E-governance

Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice Rector of UNU,  and Dr. Cao Jianlin, Vice Minister of MOST signed the MOU on behalf of UNU and MOST, respectively in Beijing on 23 Dec 2011 . UNU will act through UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) and MOST will act through its Department of International Cooperation in the implementation of this MOU.  The UNU-ISP and The MOST Department of International Cooperation organized a joint workshop in Beijing in Feb 2010 which  reviewed existing cooperation and discussed the framework for future cooperation.

For more information about this MOU and its future plans, please contact:
Srikantha Herath, UNU-ISP: