The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced Tuesday that it will establish its first center of excellence outside China at Israel's Bar-Ilan University.
The new excellence center will include a laboratory to focus on nanomedicine research and two-dimensional (2D) materials engineering, mainly producing graphene.
According to BIU, the main task of the joint research lab is to increase collaboration between Chinese and Israeli researchers with the participation of industrialists from both countries.
“The center will have the most advanced world-class research, which carries unprecedented technological potential, and will significantly advance the scientific relations between China and Israel,” BIU said.
The agreement between CAS and BIU for the establishment of the new center was signed at China’s National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, by Prof. Yuliang Zhao, the director of the center, and Prof. Dror Fixler, head of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Bar-Ilan University
“This significant collaboration, amounting to several million yuan, ultimately aims to create opportunities for new jobs,” said Fixler. “This is an initiative that will lead to the economic growth of both China and Israel.”
[Sources: Xinua, The Jerusalem Post]