New Norwegian Counsellor for Science in Beijing

Aquaculture is one of the scientific fields that is a good candidate for cooperation between China and Norway. (Photo: Sjømatrådet/Johan Wildhagen)

Thomas Hansteen has taken over as Norway’s Counsellor for Science in Beijing, after Kari Kveseth who had held the position since 2010.

In recent years, Mr Hansteen has had responsibility for the Research Council of Norway’s collaborative activities with China, including the Norwegian Programme for Research Cooperation with China (CHINOR).

Norway’s Counsellor for Science is formally employed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but reports to the Ministry of Education and Research.

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