Xue Lan Reappointed as IDRC Board Member

    Xue Lan will continue to serve on the International Development Research Center’s board of governors, as per a Feb. 9 announcement by the Canadian government.

    Created by the Canadian Parliament in 1970, IDRC helps developing countries use science and technology to develop practical, long-term solutions to social, economic and environmental problems. It works closely with the Canadian International Development Agency and other federal agencies and reports to Parliament through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Xue has been a member of IDRC’s 18-member international board of governors since November 2006.

    “Xue Lan is a respected member of the IDRC Board of Governors,” said Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon. “He brings a valued perspective to the economic and social dynamics of developing regions in the world. His work in development research in China and abroad will continue to be an asset to IDRC.”

    Xue is the director of the China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University and has been involved in many research projects funded by, among others, the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Commerce Department, Australian government, Ford Foundation and National Natural Science Foundation of China.   

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