Volume 94 Issue 47 | pp. 24-25 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: November 28, 2016

C&EN talks with Wei Yang, president of China’s National Natural Science Foundation

Funding agency head strives to raise quality of Chinese research and curb misconduct
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: research funding, policy, people, Wei Yang, China, Asia, NSFC

Wei Yang is a man on a mission. As president of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), one of the nation’s main science funding organizations, Yang is setting the bar high for China’s scientific research enterprise. He’s also not afraid to tell it like it is.

He wants to boost the quality of his nation’s basic scientific research and raise the significance and applicability of that research. At the same time, . . .

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