Jacqueline Lecourtier, Director General of the French National Research Agency welcomed the new director of the National Science Foundation, Prof. Subra Suresh, on May 16th, 2011.<br /> The meeting was the opportunity to review the cooperation between the ANR and the NSF.<br />
On Thursday 15th March, 2012, a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), headed by the Director General of International Cooperation, Mr Lu Yonglong, met Pascal Briand, Director General, and Philippe Freyssinet, Deputy Director General of the French National Research Agency at ANR headquarters. The meeting was an opportunity to introduce the role, the functioning and the organization of the CAS, and for both parties to discuss research themes of common interest.
On Friday 20th April, 2012, a delegation from the National Science Council of Taiwan led by Deputy Minister Dr. Cheng-Hong Chen visited the French National Research Agency (ANR). The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Pascal Briand, Director General of ANR. The excellent relationship between ANR and NSC was highlighted; they have co-funded 33 French-Taiwanese collaborative projects since the beginning of the collaboration in 2007.
The new President of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Dr. Michiharu Nakamura, made his introductory visit to the French National Research Agency on Thursday 20th March 2012. The importance of the ANR-JST collaboration was reiterated during the visit, as shown in particular by the success of the joint calls for proposals launched in the field of Information and communication science and technology as well as by the Flash call for proposals launched in 2011 following the earthquake in Fukushima. No Franco-Japanese call will be launched in the framework of ANR’s 2012 programme planning, however several collaboration tracks were envisaged to relaunch ANR-JST collaboration in 2013: staff exchange in order to compare the operating mode of both agencies; and the launching of at least one annual call for proposals in one of the three identified fields of common interest: green innovation and energy; life science; and ICT and their usages.
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