Joint Conference by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and
the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
8. to 10. September 2019
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Yanqihu Lake Campus, Beijing, China
Coming in this September, a joint conference themed "Science for Future: All Starts with Basic Research", will be kicked off on Sunday and end on Tuesday in Beijing by joint forces of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the linchpin of China's drive to explore and harness high technology and the natural sciences for the benefit of China and the world. Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, CAS brings together scientists and engineers from China and around the world to address both theoretical and applied problems using world-class scientific and management approaches.
The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, originated in 1652 as a classical scholarly society and now has almost all branches of science.It represents the German scientific community internationally, and providing policymakers and the public with science-based advice.
The oldest academy of sciences in the west and the most powerful academy of sciences nourished by eastern civilization, are united in promoting the spirit of science and scientific excellence on the role and value of basic research and scientific progress with the theme of "Science for Future".
The whole society is facing with a series of serious challenges with global implications. Problems including climate change, resource shortages and unbalanced development are putting increasing economic, environmental and social pressures on our societies. Strengthening basic research and promoting scientific progress is the key to solving the problems. Science has to move forward to provide the basis for the sustainable development of human civilization and to assume greater responsibility for the provision of knowledge.
The purpose of scientific progress is to hold high the torch of mankind, enlighten wisdom and lay a foundation for innovation. The way to scientific progress is the relentless pursuit of truth and excellence, and build an interactive relationship of mutual trust between science and society.
To achieve this goal, it is necessary to increase the participation of young scientists and to make steady and long-term investments in basic research, thus to establish a culture of fruitful innovation.
Looking to the future, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will actively advocate and strengthen cooperation in promoting scientific development and strengthening basic research. During this conference, the two academies will sign The Beijing Declaration on Basic Science.
The conference outline will be as follows:
Day 1: Science for Future (SfF) Young Researchers' Forum | Sunday, September 08, 2019
Day 2: SfF Conference | Monday, September 09, 2019
Day 3: SfF Conference | Tuesday, September10, 2019
Day 4: SfF Young Researchers' Forum: Visit to Institutes | Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The conference is open to the public. Participation is free of charge.