Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Nick Zhou, in collaboration with Miguel Nunes, awarded prestigious NSFC (China) grant

Lihong Zhou (Nick) former MSc and PhD student in the our School and now Prof. in the Information School of Wuhan University, was awarded,  in collaboration with Miguel Nunes,  a  National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Project entitled "Inter-organisational tacit knowledge sharing in hospitals through the processes of patient transfer and referral", with the project permission no. 71203165 and in a total of 210,000 RMB (approximately £21,000).  This is a significant grant in China both in terms of funding total and prestige.  The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is the most important and prestigious scientific research grant funding body in the country and is extremely competitive (i.e. in  2011 there were 170,792 applicants and only 34,779 (20%) were approved).
Congratulations to Nick who is much missed in the IS Research Group.

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