Italian Embassy in Beijing, S&T Office

S&T cooperation agreements between italian and chinese institutions

A list of agreements (from Min. of University and Research of Italy):

Ministero degli Affari Esteri (MAE, Ministry of foreign affairs).
MAE has established a S&T Cooperation Agreement with MoST (Ministry of Science and Technology of China). The first agreement was signed in 1978, a new one has been signed in 1998 (but not yet ratified by the italian side).
Every 3 years an Executive Protocol is agreed between the two parties. You can see the text of the Executive protocol of S&T Cooperation between Italy and China for 2002-2005 (pdf document) , and the previous ones, and the site of the Directorate for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation
The subject of the projects are listed under the following categories:
Energy, Environment, Physics, Basic Sciences, Space Technology, Earth Sciences, Advanced Materials, Medicine and Health, Agriculture, Information Science, Historic and Artistic Heritage Protection
See the
list of projects
Executive Protocol for 2006-2008 and list of approved projects
Programme of Cultural Cooperation between Italy and China 2004-2007

A list of other projects financed in 2005

MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research), during the visit of Minister Moratti (Beijing and Shanghai, 2-6 July), has signed several agreements:

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR, National Research Council)
CNR has signed collaboration protocols with:
-Chinese Academy of Forestry: common projects, exchanges of researchers, and bilateral seminars (CNR-CAF)
-Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: exchanges of researchers bilateral seminars (CNR-CAS)
-Chinese Academy of Science: common projects (years 1998-2000), exchanges of researchers, and bilateral seminars (CNR-CAS)
-Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences: common projects (years 1998-2000), exchanges of researchers and bilateral seminars (CNR-CAAS)

For further information contact Dr.a Virginia Coda Nunziante (Office of International Relations)

Ente Nazionale per l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA, Energy and Environment...)
ENEA has signed collaboration protocols with:
State S&T Committee (SSTC) on renewable energies, efficient use of energy, transfer of advanced technologies to small enterprises and agriculture
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)
National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA)

for further information contact Dr. Raffaele Di Sapia (office of international relations)

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN):
agreements with:
CAS (signed in 1998)
Chinese Institute for Atomic Energy (1998)
With the Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP), a project for the construction of an observatory for cosmic rays at Yangbajing (Xi Zang), and one on parallel computing
Contact person: Dr. Roberto Pellegrini

Ministero per l'Ambiente e il Territorio (Ministry of Environment)
See the web site of the Sino-Italian Environmental Cooperation.
agreement with MoST:
Clean Development Mechanism, Solar village in Inner Mongolia, Training on Energy and Sustainable Development and Tsinghua Environmental Building

  agreementwith State Environmental Protection Agency
Air quality monitoring in Suzhou, Urban Energy Plans for sustainable development
Clean fuel for Shanghai, Efficiency improvement in small boilers (Taiyuan), Alternatives to the use of Methyl Bromide, Reduction and phase-out of PCB and pesticidal POPs in China, Ecological survey in central China

This Ministry has a representative office in Beijing, Dr. A. De Angelis (e-mail)

Environmental Cooperation between Italy and China
(pdf document)

Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health):
Agreement with MOST for the establishment of a Joint Laboratory for the study of extracts from  plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, january 2007.

Istituto Superiore di Sanita`
(ISS, National Institute of Health)

for further information, contact Dr. Ranieri Guerra (office of int. relations)

Istituto Agronomico per l'Oltremare (IAO, Agronomy Institute for Overseas) has a project in Sichuan
for research on the protection of fruits from viruses and other diseases.

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, under the aegis of UNESCO and IAEA), International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS, part of UNIDO), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology are international institutes in Trieste, who give scholarships to students of many countries, including China, to spend periods of 6 months to one year in italian research laboratories.
During the last twenty years, ICTP has provided hundreds of scholarships to chinese students and researchers for training and research in italian laboratories , organised workshops and summer schools in various subjects of basic and applied science, and the Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP)

Unione Matematica Italiana (UMI)

Istituto di Alta Matematica "F. Severi"

Agreements between Universities:
you can see a list of Cooperation Agreements between Universities of Italy and China (from the web-site

ISES (Italian Senior Expert Service) has a cooperation agreement with SAFEA (State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs).