Sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) – Peking University (PKU) Science Culture Institute and the National Academy of Innovation Strategy (CAST-NAIS), the International Symposium on Science Culture Research from a Global Perspective was held in Beijing on November 3, 2019.
The symposium marked the first time the CAST–PKU Science Culture Institute had held an international academic meeting since its inauguration last December.
Fifteen celebrated scholars from seven countries were invited to deliver keynote speeches at the event.
Han Qide, founding head of the institute, attended the symposium, together with executive deputy head Zhang Li and deputy heads Ren Fujun and Zhou Cheng.
Founding head of the CAST-PKU Science Culture Institute Han Qide addresses at the International Symposium on Science Culture Research from a Global Perspective in Beijing on November 3, 2019.
With its remarkable scientific and technological achievements, China has now become a power of science and technology with great international influence, but at the same time its sci-tech development is hampered by the lack of scientific traditions and the consequent lack of a fertile soil for fostering a science culture.
“We must examine the current level and position of China’s science in the world from a comprehensive and strategic perspective. We must always remain modest and humble and learn from Western developed countries and other civilizations,” Han remarked, believing that strengthening international academic exchanges and learning from the advanced ideas about science culture is of great significance for China when it develops its own science culture and creates a cultural soil more favorable for technological innovations.
The International Symposium on Science Culture Research from a Global Perspective is held in Beijing on November 3, 2019.
As a key part of the Sub-forum on Science, Technology, Health and Society in the Context of Science Culture at the Beijing Forum 2019, the symposium set three topics for discussion - the History and Practices of Science Culture, Science Culture and Science Communication, and Science Culture and Science Education, moderated by Ren Fujun, president of CAST-NAIS, John Durant, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, and Hans Peter Peters, professor at the Research Center Jülich，Germany, respectively.
Liu Dun, professor of Tsinghua University, John Durant, Tang Shukun, professor of the University of Science and Technology of China, Martin Bauer, professor of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Marta Entradas, LSE professor, Bernard Schiele, professor of the University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada), Wang Xiaoming, curator of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Hans Peter Peters, Ahmet Suredum, LSE professor, Anne Margarethe Dijkstra, professor of the University of Twente University, Michel Claessens, ITER Policy Officer at the European Union, Wang Jingying, professor of the Beijing Normal University, Zhang Li, professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences University, Gauhar Raza, professor of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, and Daniel Lewis, senior curator of the History of Science & Technology at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, gave academic presentations at the symposium relating to the three topics and interacted with the audience.
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