On the afternoon of April 10, 2014, Prof. YAO Tandong, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and TPE co-chair, called upon a meeting with the TU authorities in the TPE Kathmandu Center, Nepal, to discuss mutual efforts in promoting the TPE Kathmandu Center.
On knowing the existent CAS centers throughout the world, the TU authorities showed great interest in helping promote the TPE Kathmandu Center and their willingness to provide all necessary support.
During the meeting, Prof. Yao also invited Prof Hira and his delegation to visit Beijing. He promised to bring more CAS institutions in the meeting to widen the cooperation areas. Prof. Hira gladly accepted the invitation, and hoped that discussions of more research areas between TU and CAS institutions could lead to a long-term cooperation program between TU and University of CAS.
The initial plan was for the TU delegation to visit this September.