Over the years, the success of the schools has in large measure been based on the funding we were able to secure from different universities, institutions, and foundations. The 2013 school held in Hangzhou was generously supported by the

  • University of Hangzhou, China
  • Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy),
  • National Science Foundation (USA)
  • National Science Foundation (China)
  • Mitchell Foundation (Texas, USA)

I am particularly grateful for the generous support provided by our new partner, the Mitchell Foundation. I would very much like to strengthen our relationship and would like to explore the option of renaming BCVSPIN the "Mitchell Advanced Asia Institute". Given the Foundation's interest in Mexico, I could also foresee expanding the network to different regions. It would be really exciting to develop Central- and/or South American network.