"First Joint Symposium of China–Australia Centre for Health Sciences Research (CACHSR)", organized by Shandong University was held on Baotuquan campus, Shandong University on November 10th.
More than 20 professionals and scholars from University of South Australia (UniSA) and Shandong University (SDU) participated in the symposium to exchange ideas and advances of 9 joint research projects, each project jointly carried out by researchers from the two universities. Prof.Cory Xian, Sanjay Garg, Rietie Venter, Xinfu Zhou and Shudong Wang from UniSA and Prof. Zhaopeng Liu, Ke Li, Dr.Bo Zhang and Xiaoye Yang from SDU presented their research projects. A round table discussion concerning the development of the center were also held and second round of joint project proposals were reviewed by a panel composed of representatives from the two universities.
Established in April, 2013, China–Australia Centre for Health Sciences Research (CACHSR) is an international comprehensive collaboration research institution between SDU in China and UniSA in Australia. With a multi-disciplinary stretch, the center is committed to resolving the common challenges faced by China and Australia in their health research areas. CACHSR focuses on academic research, consultancy and training, involving such disciplines as pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, public health, nursing, etc. It contributes to the faculty and graduate student mobility, and joint education and training of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. Since its establishment, it has seen much joint collaboration between the two universities. In October of 2013, the first round funding application was launched and more than 16 joint project proposals had been received, 10 of which were approved for the seed funding.