|Yang Wei, president of the NSFC speaks at the press conference of 2014 Annual Global Meeting of the GRC is held in Beijing on May 28, 2014. (People's Daily Online/Huang Jin)|
Statement of Principles and Actions for Shaping the future: Supporting the Next Generation Researchers has been announced during the 2014 Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) held in Beijing from May 26 to 28.
As an important outcome of the meeting, the statement will take eight actions to support the young researchers including cultivating talent at all levels of career development, attracting and retaining the best talents in all their diversity, harnessing the educational potential of research, developing interdisciplinary research, encouraging the acquisition of diverse skill sets and outreach activities, promoting a high-quality professional environment, facilitating mobility, sharing of good practice and nurturing research integrity.
"Talented researcher is the most critical factor in the scientific innovation. Training of young scientists concerns the future of science and requires joint efforts of the global scientific community. China has implemented a series of talent training programs and has accumulated a wealth of experience in talent training. We will continue to support the talented young scientists and researchers in China and take further supportive actions according to new program," said Yang Wei, president of the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) during the meeting.
The 2014 Beijing Global Summit is the third Annual Global Meeting of GRC and also the first meeting held in a developing country. Premier Li Keqiang attended the opening ceremony of the meeting and made important speech. More than 110 delegates from over 70 science funding agencies and research organizations in more than 40 countries attended the event.
Established in 2012, GRC is an important international organization dedicated to promoting the sharing of scientific information, the improvement of research quality and research collaboration.