UNU, China Science and Technology Ministry sign agreement

  • 2012•01•05     Tokyo

    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 to coordinate their work, strengthen cooperation, and promote research, training and dissemination of information on sustainable socio-economic development.

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

    • Global change, environment, and sustainability
    • Bio-technologies (including those related to agriculture and health)
    • Energy (especially new and renewable energy) and natural resources (including water)
    • 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 memorandum on behalf of their respective organizations in Beijing on 23 Dec 2011 .

    In the implementation of this memorandum of understanding, UNU will act through the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) while MOST will act through its Department of International Cooperation. UNU-ISP and the MOST Department of International Cooperation previously organized a joint workshop in Beijing in February 2010 which reviewed existing cooperation and discussed the framework for future cooperation.

    For more information, see “UNU signs MOU with Ministry of Science and Technology of China” on the UNU-ISP website.