Effectively Facilitating the Collaboration between the Environmental Health Community in China and Overseas Scholars

  • Yang Liu
Keywords: air pollution, faculty evaluation, collaboration projects

Abstract

This commentary discusses the difficulties facing US-based researchers in collaborating with Chinese research institutions, and proposes a potential solution led by non-government funding agencies.

 

中国近年来的经济发展在带动整个社会进步的同时也带来了日益严重的环境污染。评估并管理由此产生的全社会范围的健康风险是中国政府急需解决的一个重要问题。在美国大学任职的华裔科学家是中美在环境健康领域合作的中坚力量,对培养中国科研人才,提高科研水平起着至关重要的作用。然而美国日益激烈的科研竞争以及大学对教授业绩的评价体制导致华裔科学家的工作很难被其所在的机构认可,客观上抑制了中美之间的交流。本文针对这种情况,建议以CMB为代表的基金会等组织对华裔科学家在中国的工作提供有限度的经费资助,从而保证华裔科学家在华的时间投入,从而有效推进双方的深入合作。

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Published
2015-09-08
Section
Letter