The formation of stars and planets are fundamental processes in the universe and key topics of current astrophysical research. We will review and evaluate the status and results of the collaborations initiated as a result of the first workshop in Nanjing (China, 2008). Based on this review, we will investigate possibilities to strengthen exisiting and to set up new collaborations, with a special focus on education and training of young researchers.

The workshop will take place at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel of the

Christian Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany) on July 27-30, 2010.

The workshop is funded by the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion.


Sebastian Wolf (

Hongchi Wang (

Fotonachweis: Landeshauptstadt Kiel