Ireland and China to collaborate in a global climate effort
Researchers from MaREI and the Peoples Republic of China have secured €1,470,000 in funds from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and National Science Foundation China (NSFC) for a joint project on reducing CO2 emissions.
President of the NSFC, President Prof. Li Jinghai, noted that: “The NSFC-SFI Partnership Programme supports excellent collaborative scientific research that has potential economic and societal impact. The programme builds capacity, expertise and mutually beneficial relationships between Ireland-based and China-based researchers, and will contribute to the global science and to the economic development in both countries. This is a wonderful beginning for our partnership, and I look forward to further cooperation between our two foundations.”
Congratulating the awardees, Dr Ciarán Seoighe, Deputy Director General of Science Foundation Ireland, said: “I am delighted to welcome the first eight awards under the new SFI-NSFC Partnership Programme. Science Foundation Ireland has been building research links between Ireland and the People’s Republic of China for the last number of years and the launch of these partnerships is a testament to the strong collaborative relationship between our two nations. Combining the expertise and resources of both research communities has proven very successful in attracting innovative and impactful project submissions, I am excited to see the outcomes from today’s successful applicants.”
You can read more about the overall announcement from Science Foundation Ireland here