Under the recommendation of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland, 6 Scientists in Ireland have recently been invited to become members of the 'Overseas Expert Advisory Committee of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Chinese State Council'. They are Professor Bing Wu (DIT), Prof Liming Wang (UCD), Prof Sanbin Shen (UCG), Prof Xinmin Zhan (UCG) and Prof Chaoshen Zhang (UCG), who are members of the Association of China-Ireland Academics (ACIA). The sixth invitee is a professor of UCD.

ACIA would congratulate Professor Wu, Prof Wang, Prof Shen, Prof Zhan and Prof Zhang. This is a great personal honour for them all and it reflects their academic achievements as well as commitment to building links between Ireland and China over many years. This is also both a great honour and a great encouragement for a recognition of ACIA as a whole.

The Overseas Expert Advisory Committee was first established in 2005, comprising of prominent scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs from  various countries, including Prof Zhenning Yang a Chinese Nobel Laureate in Physics and Prof Shing-Tung Yau who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1982. The Council now has approximately 200+ international members. Its main purpose is to contribute to China’s modernization by advising on science and technology and economic development, and providing advice on the implementation of the "Overseas Talent Service for the State" for the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the China State Council.

Professor Wu, Prof Wang, Prof Shen, Prof Zhan and Prof Zhang will be attending the General Assembly of the Overseas Expert Advisory Committee of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office in Beijing from the 21st to the 28th August 2017.