China filed largest number of patent applications in 2012

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The 2013 edition of the World Intellectual Property Indicators published early this week shows that in 2012, for the first time, residents of China filed the largest number of patents throughout the world. The report also indicates that China has become the main driver for global IP growth. The State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) was the only patent …

TU Delft holds workshop on urban environments in Guangzhou

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Last week Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) held a workshop on “urban systems and the environment” in Guangzhou, together with its research collaboration partner South China University of Technology (SCUT). This is already the 3rd workshop after TU Delft and SCUT formally set up a joint research centre on urban systems and the environment last year, one of several …

HackYiZu 2013 – Arduino fun in Shanghai

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Besides the government-run research programs, science parks and incubators it’s also interesting to see bottom-up DIY technology creation. Therefore we thought it might be of interest to read the following announcement. In partnership with XinCheJian and DF Robot, Techyizu’s Hackyizu: Hardware Edition kicked-off last Sunday with a warmup event that allowed individuals to learn about Arduino, form teams, choose projects, …

Joint Promotion of Dutch Research in Beijing

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Last weekend NOST China supported Academic Transfer and Neso China in organizing the ‘Holland Science House’ for the 3rd year in a row which is a temporary information centre at the PhD Workshop in the Swissotel Beijing. In this dedicated Dutch space Chinese PhD candidates can obtain information about research and more specifically PhD opportunities in the Netherlands from PhD …

InnoAsia 2013: Towards a smart green city agenda

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The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Cooperation organized InnoAsia 2013 with the theme ‘Towards a smart green city agenda’. This conference links academics, experts, leaders, businesses and decision makers to exchange thoughts and knowledge on making the world smarter and greener. It addresses major global issues such as the growing population and rapid urbanization in combination with climate change …

CSC continues to sponsor Chinese postdocs abroad

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Last Friday 29 November, NOST China organized a mini seminar on PhD Education in China and the Netherlands at the Netherlands embassy. The event was organized on the occasion of the Dutch participation to the PhD Workshop in Beijing. In total almost 40 Dutch and Chinese researchers attended the seminar which was supported by Neso China and Academic Transfer. After …

Shanghai top performer in mathematics, science and reading

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The latest PISA survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds, shows Shanghai students are top performers in math, science and reading tests. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tested more than 510,000 students in 65 countries. Asian countries are outpacing their peers in all three subjects. In mathematics Shanghai students score the equivalent of …

NXP Semiconductors and Datang Telecom to Establish First True Chinese Automotive Semiconductor Company

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NXP Semiconductors and Datang Telecom Technology today announced the establishment of a joint venture (JV), the first true automotive semiconductor company in China. The JV will focus on developing and marketing semiconductor solutions for the domestic hybrid and electric car market, a top priority in the latest five-year plan of the Chinese government. Teaming up in this JV are two …

New Handbook about Joint Research Centres in China launched

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NOST China co-organized the 2nd EU-China Workshop on Joint Research Structures (JRS) in China with the EU Delegation to China, Euraxess Links and the Italian and French embassies. This event was held on 22 November and allowed over 200 European and Chinese researchers and policy makers to share experiences about establishing and organizing joint research structures, such as centers, institutes …