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Young South African scientists to visit China for conducting research with experts

Devdiscourse News Desk | Pretoria | Updated: 01-05-2019 15:22 IST | Created: 01-05-2019 15:22 IST
Young South African scientists to visit China for conducting research with experts
Another scientist Dr Lizelle van Dukes said that she was "excited to be exposed to this opportunity to grow" and that she would be keen to collaborate with Chinese scientists. Image Credit: Pixabay

A group of seven young South African scientists will visit China soon to spend time at the leading technology institutions, conducting research with Chinese scientists.

The Chinese embassy in Pretoria on April 30 hosted a send-off ceremony for the scientists who would spend 6 to 12 months in China. The seven scientists benefited from the South Africa-China Young Scientist Exchange Program signed by the two countries in 2017 to give young researchers from both countries an opportunity to share knowledge and develop skills.

Nokuthula Mchunu from the Agricultural Research Council who would be doing her research on the engineering of enzymes for industrial technology at Tianjin University of Technology said this is a great opportunity.

"In science, you don't grow in a silo, you're more likely to grow in collaborations. They (Chinese scientists) have more capacity and resources. The important thing is the human relation, if we get continuous relationships with the Chinese collaborators, it would be great," she told Xinhua.

Another scientist Dr Lizelle van Dukes said that she was "excited to be exposed to this opportunity to grow" and that she would be keen to collaborate with Chinese scientists. "China is one of the leading countries in the fourth industrial revolution and we can't go alone, we want to work with South Africa," said Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian.

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