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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012 | Forschungszentrum Jülich 5555 Sharingknowledge Visiting scientists Western Europe 350 of which from Germany Other 2 America 27 Asia 137 Eastern Europe 56 638638 2012 Total 860 Number of countries 40 China 2012 saw the beginning of a supercomputing coopera- tion with China’s National Supercomputing Centre in Tianjin and the Computer Network Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Science (CNIC) in Beijing. The first trilateral workshop entitled ‘Changes’ with CNIC and the University of Illinois took place at Jülich in September, and brought together supercomputing experts from Europe, China, and the USA. In addition, a working group of the joint research laboratory of the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT) and the subinstitute of Bioelectronics at Jülich was selected as eligible for funding in the first selection round for Helmholtz-CAS Joint Research Groups, which lays the foundation for long-term cooperation between the two institutions. India In May 2012, Forschungszentrum Jülich opened an office in Mumbai that aims to promote the expansion of scientific cooperation with research establishments and universities in India. Dr. Ganesh Shankar represents Forschungszentrum Jülich and is the point of contact for scientific institu- tions, ministries, and companies in the country. The office is responsible for building and strengthening contacts with politics, science, and admin- istration, evaluating applications from Indian scientists, and assisting in the organization of delegation visits. Forschungszentrum Jülich is also among the founding members of the German Center for Research and Innovation, which was opened in New Delhi in October 2012.