Professor Lingjing Jin, the Vice President of Tongji University Medical School in Shanghai and one of China’s leading experts in botulinum toxin therapy visited Hannover Medical School Movement Disorders Section to intensify collaborative projects. ‘After Professor Jin had received its doctoral degree from Hannover Medical School he gained a reputation as one of China’s best botulinum toxin experts. Also, Tongji University is an excellent address for research and clinical work in the whole of China. That was the starting point for our collaboration 2 years ago’, said Professor Dirk Dressler, Head of Hannover Medical School Movement Disorder Section. ‘So far, we had an excellent start. We published several pivotal papers together and one of Professor Jin’s young doctors is now finishing her doctoral thesis with us’, so Dressler. During the visit which was supported by Deutsche Forschungs-gemeinschaft a close collaboration between both institutions was discussed. ‘The international research landscape is currently changing dramatically. We will be part of this change and we will take advantage of these new opportunities’ said Dressler.