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Astronomical Investment for the SKA

From the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, Western Australia:

The University of Western Australia and the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), have signed an agreement that will see up to 50 Chinese PhD students visit Western Australia over the next five years.

The students will work alongside top astrophysicists at the UWA node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, honing their skills to help make the world’s biggest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a reality.
Up to 10 Chinese PhD students will come to UWA each year for the next five years to learn and perform research in areas such as galaxy evolution, star formation, dark matter and mapping the large scale structure of the Universe.
At the end of their study the students will graduate and join the ranks of scientists and engineers around the world, working on big projects like the Square Kilometre Array or the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) — a 500m single dish radio telescope currently being built in Guizhou Province, in southwest China.

For more information read the ICRAR press release.