International Cooperation
LIA-ORIGINS between China and France


LIA-ORIGINS is an International Associated Laboratory between China and France that conducts research in Astronomy. The LIA agreement was signed on Oct 22, 2008 in Beijing. It was renewed for the years 2013-2016 by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). It supports exchanges of researchers (short and mid-term visits), Sino-French meetings and workshops, and all collaborative activities between Chinese and French researchers, including both in research and in instrumentation. Allocations of postdoctoral and PhD grants are planned. Mutual long-term visits and co-PhD grants are highly welcomed in this framework. The LIA-China is affiliated with NAOC (











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