Director of the CNRS Office in Beijing
“Chinese R&D and international collaborations “
In general, the understanding of Chinese R&D in terms of its objectives, organization, strategy, relationships, resources, programs, collaborations, and results remains incomplete or partial. It is widely acknowledged that China is now among the major scientific powers, but what does that exactly mean? What is the role of Science and Technology (S&T) in China? How is it planned? What are the major priorities? What are the means to achieve these objectives? How is it organized across the country? What is the importance of fundamental research? What are the relationships between research institutes and Chinese enterprises? What are the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese R&D? In the post-COVID era, where does China stand in terms of international cooperation? What are other countries doing in terms of R&D collaboration with China? These questions provide an overview of R&D in China.
Philippe Arnaud, Director of the CNRS Office in Beijing, will share his on-the-ground experience and provide a general insight into Chinese R&D and the role of international cooperation in China. It will also be an opportunity to update on the structured cooperation between CNRS and China, with a focus on chemistry and ongoing mobility programs.