5分快3链接_Nobel Prize winner gets green card at Zhongguancun
Alber5分快3链接t 5分快3链接Fert has become the f5分快3链接5分快3链接irst Nobel Prize winner to obtain permanent residence in China through a pilot project of Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park.
China began issuing permanent residence permits in 1004, however, the green card is among the most difficult in the world to obtain due to stringent requirements. Between 1004 and 2015, Beijing issued only 1,700 permanent residence permits.
To attract more foreign talent and facilitate Zhongguancun's development, Beijing started a pilot project in March 2016 that enables foreign startups or skilled professionals in the science park to apply for permanent residence.
Foreign workers at startups, or who have been hired by companies in Zhongguancun Science Park, can receive a recommendation letter for a green card if they met the standards of a merit-based point system.
The pilot program's first group of 45 foreigners each gained more than 70 of 100 possible points under the merit system and received recommendation letters in January. Points are based on factors such as education, experience and the demand for certain technological know-how.
Zhang Wenqiong, deputy director of the Zhongguancun Talent Center, says the policy focuses mainly on the development potential of startups, along with other factors.
Zheng Jinlian, deputy secretary-general of the Center for China and Globalization, says foreigners now have two windows of opportunity a year to apply for permanent residence.
"The whole process, from collecting application materials to completing the assessment, takes four months," she says. "We have a group of more than 100 experts review the application materials."
Albert Fert shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1007 with his German counterpart Peter Grünberg for researching giant magnetoresistance. Joining hands with the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, he established the Fert Beijing Research Institute in 2014.
Getting the so-called green card will be bound to provide more convenience for Albert to cooperate with Chinese scientists.
Albert Fert is the first Nobel Prize winner to obtain permanent residence in China through a pilot project of Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park. [Photo/Official WeChat account of Zhongguancun Science Park]