06 June 2019
Laxenburg, Austria

Delegation of NDRC of China visits IIASA

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A delegation of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China visits IIASA under the overall motto "Global governance and the building of the belt and road initiative with international organizations".

Among the main functions of the NDRC are the formulation and implementation of national economic and social development strategies, monitoring of macroeconomic and social development trends and provision of forecasts, study of major issues concerning restructuring of economic systems and opening up to the outside world, and promotion of sustainable development strategy.

At IIASA the delegation was briefed on Institute’s history, mission, IIASA-China relations and main research activities by Iain Stewart, Head of IIASA External Relations, Communications and Library Department. China joined IIASA in 2002 through the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and currently is a very active and important member. Research collaborations between IIASA and China are highly productive. Thus, for instance, since 2010 about 70 doctoral Chinese students have participated in IIASA programs for young scientists, 300 visits were made by IIASA researchers to China, and about 400 peer reviewed publications written. 

A special focus during the visit is on the regions of the New Silk Road. Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director of IIASA Advanced Systems Analysis Program and Acting Program Director of IIASA Evolution and Ecology Program, and her team introduced the delegation to the IIASA research project “Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space”. This session features a discussion on recent developments of the Eurasian Economic Union and its relations with international partners, transport connectivity in Greater Eurasia, as well as the digital agenda.

Gui-Ying Cao, Senior Research Scholar, IIASA Exploratory and Special Projects, discussed with the delegation IIASA integrated approach on China’s labor and employment under demographic-technological transitions. 

This visit is organized in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and it helps to promote further cooperation between the Chinese government and scientific community and IIASA.

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Iain Stewart

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Communications and External Relations

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Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space


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