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Visit from the National Natural Science Foundation of China

Article dated: 26 July 2017

A distinguished group of Professors from China recently visited the UK Data Service at the University of Essex to learn about the innovative projects and programmes that support Big Data and Social Sciences research. Hosted by The UK Data Archive and the Economic and Social Research Council, delegates came from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, with support from the Research Councils UK China Office.


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This was a great opportunity to share expertise and listen to how similar research programmes to those at Essex are generating impact in China, with a view to identify future opportunities to collaborate. Professor Matthew Woollard, Director of the UK Data Service welcomed the visit and chaired the workshop. He said, “This was a highly useful workshop which demonstrated there are exciting possibilities for collaboration.”

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