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Exploring the frontiers of science in Western China

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Science  12 Dec 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6215, pp. 1387-1392
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6215.1387

Summary

China's remarkable economic rise is also propelling advances across the sciences, and these intertwined trends are transforming the western section of the country. To speed up this transformation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), universities, and the central government are all creating award schemes aimed at attracting leading scholars trained abroad to take up positions in western China. Science centers across the region are ramping up efforts to make research teams more innovative and more international. This strategy extends to the spheres of genomics, medicine, geoscience, astronomy, physics, and conservation and is creating professional openings across the western sector of China.