Ash Center announces agreement with China's Ministry of Science and Technology

April 25, 2016

Cambridge, MA -- Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the Harvard Kennedy School announced it has signed an agreement with China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to bring up to two senior level Ministry officials to Cambridge as visiting scholars at the Center starting in the fall of 2016.

The Ministry will nominate two senior officials at the Director or Director-General level to conduct research relating to China’s energy and environmental systems, as well as examining broader innovation systems around the world. "The Ash Center is pleased to collaborate with MOST to host visiting scholars who will help advance critical research in this increasingly important and visible field of public policy," said Edward Cunningham, who serves as the Director of China Programs at the Ash Center and the Director of the Kennedy School's Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative.

This agreement, which will help deepen research capabilities, exchange, and understanding between the United States and China, complements similar Ash Center research and training programs run with senior level Chinese officials such as that with the State Council's Development Research Center.