International Cooperation and Exchanges

7.1 International cooperation

7.1.1 International organizations

ISTIC is an active national member or focal point of a range of international organizations, including the UNESCO Information for All Program (UNESCO/IFAP), the International Council of Scientific Unions/ the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSU / ICSTI), among others.

QIAO Xiaodong, ISTIC engineer-in-chief, attended an ICSU/ICSTI annual meeting held in March 2012. WU Yishan, ISTIC Deputy Director General, participated in the 7th UNESCO/IFAP council meeting held in April 2012. UNESCO official website reported in its news column the IFAP training activities sponsored by ISTIC since 2003 under the title of “IFAP contributes to improving livelihoods in rural China".

7.1.2 Collaborations with international organizations

ISTIC is more than willing to work with its counterpar ts in other countries, in an effort to promote the basic researches and services in the area of S&T information. For example, i t has established a routine cooperative tie with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Korea Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (KISTI). It also created an ISTICTHOMSON REUTERS Joint Lab for Scientometrics, an ISTIC- Millennium Institute(MI) Joint Lab, and the ISTIC-ELSEVIER Journals Evaluation Center.

In 2012, ISTIC signed the cooperation accords with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Thomson Reuters Corporation, and inked a separate memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the Greek National Documentation Centre (EKT), and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer-ISI). It also inked an accord with ELSEVIER to set up an ISTIC-ELSEVIER Journals Evaluation Center. A tripartite meeting jointly sponsored by ISTIC, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information(KISTI), was held in the same year to discuss collaborations in the area of S&T information.

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