According to an announcement by Chinese authorities, Dr. Eben Goodale of XTBG is among the 183 distinguished young scholars who will be funded by High-level Overseas Young Talent Program (referred to as the Thousand Young Talent Program).
Dr. Eben Goodale is currently an associate professor at XTBG. He is interested in the connection between three fields of ecology: behavioral ecology, community ecology and conservation. How does behavior, particularly communication, affect the interactions between species, and how can knowledge about such interactions be integrated into conservation and management plans?
Dr. Eben Goodale is the first young scientist at XTBG who has obtained sponsorship under the Thousand Young Talent Program.
Dr. Eben Goodale is working
The High-level Overseas Young Talents Program (referred to as the Thousand Young Talents Program) was officially launched in 2011 by China’s government to attract outstanding young Chinese scientists in the natural sciences and engineering fields from overseas institutions. It is a part of the national recruitment program of global experts. Candidates for this program should be no more than 40 years of age, should have a doctorate from a well-known overseas university, and at least three years of research or work experience at an international institution(s), along with demonstrated scientific capabilities. Qualified candidates will not only receive generous start-up funds but can also expect excellent working conditions and benefits.
The move is a follow-up initiative by the Chinese government to attract more talented overseas professionals after the "Thousand Talents" program, launched in late 2008 to hire 1,000 overseas high-calibre specialists.