The special committee on academic exchange under the Standing Committee of the 9th National Committee of CAST recently held a meeting planning the work for next five years. The meeting was held in the China Hall of Science and Technology. Li Jinghai, chair of the academic exchange committee and vice president of CAST, presided over the meeting and Xiang Changle, deputy chair of the committee and executive secretary of CAST, also attended the meeting.
Li Jinghai pointed out that the academic exchange is the core of CAST academic work. It is imperative to have a plan of roadmap for future five year to strengthen the pertinence and target orientation of projects relating to academic conferences and S&T journals and ensure the implementation effect. It is important to inherit and develop the good tradition of academic exchange activities of CAST with full exchanges of experience, to promote the interdisciplinary integration, and to meet the demand of national science and technology innovation and the academic evaluation, and personnel evaluation.
Xiang Changle said that CAST will pay more attention to "building platforms and creating environment” in the future. Building platform means that we should set up different types of academic exchange platforms for scientists by providing richer and more targeted high quality academic activities. In order to create an environment favorable to academic development, we should give full play to the advantages of CAST. On the one hand, we need to put into effect the relevant state policies, on the other hand, we should organize scientists to voice their opinions on major public issues through traditional and social media and give public opinion a positive guidance.
Meeting also examined and approved the "The 2017 Work Plan of the Special Committee on Academic Exchange” and “Summary of the Academic Work in 2016 and Work Plan for 2017”.