From 16th to 17th September 2015 the first “Foreign Experts Symposium” was held in Ningbo in East China’s Zhejiang province. The city of Ningbo gathered foreign experts together for giving their opinions on topics such as international industrial cooperation, industrial upgrading and city planning.
Dr.-Ing. Hans Wobbe gave a presentation with recommendations how to further develop the industrial region Ningbo within the province Zhejiang. It is planned to build up a coppoeration between the Universtiy of Ningbo and German Plastics Institutes such as the IKV at the RWTH in Aachen. With the “One Thousand Foreign Experts Plan” the Chinese government presented a new instrument for relaunching innovation and reasearch in China. Within a ten-year period 500 up to 1.000 high qualified specialists from abroad should be recruited. Universities, reasearch institutions and companies needing such experts can count on State support. On average, about 40.000 foreign high qualified people are working in China per year in sectors like Education, Research, production and Health.
In July 2014 Dr.-Ing. Hans Wobbe was appointed “Foreign Expert” by the Chinese “State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs”.