Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Young scientists view on key global scientific challenges

This April in celebration of 75th anniversary,ICSU (International Council for Science) brought together 147 young scientists from 71 different countries to discuss global scientific challenges. The discussions were around four topics:

  1. "building bridges within the scientific community
  2. building bridges between science and the world
  3. working with the private sector
  4. scientific freedom and responsibility"
One of the conclusions of the first topic was: "there is a great “fragmentation of knowledge” that makes it very difficult to realize collaborations between groups belonging to diverse disciplinary areas."

Christina Airoldi's review which is published at Chemistry International provides additional insights. Conference presentations can be found here.

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