OSTA visits China Association for Science and Technology

Discussion about the CAST visit to Austria and chance for further cooperation

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Photo: Zhang Jiansheng, Peter Schintlmeister

1 July 2016 – Peter Schintlmeister, director of OSTA, visited China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and had a fruitful talk with Dr. Zhang Jiansheng, director general of the department of international affairs. In September 2016, a delegation led by Dr. Shang Yong, executive vice president and chief executive secretary of CAST, will visit Austria to get a further understanding of the Austrian science and technology landscape. During the talk, both sides expressed their interest in deepening the Sino-Austrian cooperation.

CAST is an umbrella organization in science and technology of China. It is composed of various academic and professional societies and acts as an important driving force for the development of science and technology. Currently, CAST has more than 200 societies and more than 5 million individual members.