TCM Joint Research Projects selected for funding

The 3rd phase of Sino-Austrian cooperation on Traditional Chinese Medicine starts

6 May 2016 – Nine joint research projects in the field of “Quality assessment, as well as metabolic, immune related, and neuromodulatory effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbs” were selected for three years (2016-2019) to be funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWFW) and the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), in the framework of the cooperation between the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU) and CACMS. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Bauer from the TCM Research Center Graz of University of Graz coordinates the projects, which involve ten Chinese universities and research institutes and principal investigators from seven Austrian universities.

The TCM Research Cluster Austria and the Sino-Austrian Collaborating Centre for Chinese Medicine have already performed joint research projects on “TCM and Age-related diseases” (2008-2011) and on “Prevention and early intervention of chronic diseases by TCM” (2013-2015).