Sino-German Joint Group of Paleontology and Geosciences was founded officially Saturday in Jilin University in northeast China.
This establishment of the joint group was approved by the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, which consists of 13 research institutions in China and Germany including Jilin University and Germany's University of Tubingen.
The group will help Chinese and Germany scientists carry out regular academic exchanges and international cooperation in paleontology and geosciences. It will also provide laboratorial facilities and trainings, and release the latest research results on paleontology and geosciences.
The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion was founded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and German Research Foundation, with each covering half of the center's budget.
(Xinhua News Agency October 9, 2005)