Reflections on UK/China Collaborations on STI policy Research A SPRU Perspective By Geoffrey Oldham
SPRU/China Collaboration:  Training <ul><li>1982-92  British Council exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Over a 10 year period 30 C...
SPRU/China Collaboration: Workshops and Seminars <ul><li>1981-83 Technological and Industrial Policy in China and Europe: ...
SPRU/China Collaboration: Research Projects <ul><li>1984-5 Technology Transfer to Offshore oil industry in China. Collabor...
SPRU/China Collaboration: Membership of Chinese S&T Policy Advisory Committees <ul><li>1989-93 Member of Development Resea...
SPRU/China Collaboration:  S&T Policy Reviews <ul><li>1994 Member of IDRC team invited by Soong Jian to review a Decade of...
Lessons for the future of China/UK Collaboration in ST&I Policy Studies <ul><li>Collaboration essential on issues of mutua...
The Old Sussex Manifesto <ul><li>Commissioned by UN Advisory Committee on S&T for Development in 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Pu...
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Geoff Oldham: Reflections on UK/China collaborations on STI policy research - a Sussex perspective

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Prof Geoff Oldham, Sussex University.

Presentation to the UK-China Innovation Workshop for Sustainable and Equitable Development, Tsinghua University, 19 March 2010, co-organised by China Institute for Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) at Tsinghua University and the STEPS Centre.

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Geoff Oldham: Reflections on UK/China collaborations on STI policy research - a Sussex perspective

  1. 1. Reflections on UK/China Collaborations on STI policy Research A SPRU Perspective By Geoffrey Oldham
  2. 2. SPRU/China Collaboration: Training <ul><li>1982-92 British Council exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Over a 10 year period 30 Chinese S&T policy researchers from the Chinese National Research Centre for Science and Technology for Development were embedded in SPRU research teams for periods in excess of 3 months </li></ul>
  3. 3. SPRU/China Collaboration: Workshops and Seminars <ul><li>1981-83 Technological and Industrial Policy in China and Europe: Series of annual conferences in Stockholm, Brighton and Beijing </li></ul>
  4. 4. SPRU/China Collaboration: Research Projects <ul><li>1984-5 Technology Transfer to Offshore oil industry in China. Collaboration with CNRCSTD </li></ul><ul><li>1987 Links between S&T policy research and policy making at Provincial Government level </li></ul><ul><li>1996-7. Transfer clean coal technology to China. Collaboration with Beijing University </li></ul><ul><li>1997-8 The Clean Development Mechanism: Its implications for China. Collaboration with Beijing University. </li></ul><ul><li>1997-8 International S&T Collaboration. Collaboration with Science Policy Centre Chinese Academy of Science, Tsinghua University, and University of Oregon </li></ul>
  5. 5. SPRU/China Collaboration: Membership of Chinese S&T Policy Advisory Committees <ul><li>1989-93 Member of Development Research Centre of State Council Steering Committee of UNDP Policy Reform project </li></ul><ul><li>1994-98 Member of Trade and Environment Working Group of CICED </li></ul><ul><li>1997-1999 Member of Advisory Group to MOST on Chinese long term strategy for international S&T collaboration </li></ul>
  6. 6. SPRU/China Collaboration: S&T Policy Reviews <ul><li>1994 Member of IDRC team invited by Soong Jian to review a Decade of S&T Policy Reforms in China </li></ul><ul><li>1999 Member of Chinese team appointed by MOST to review 20 years of IDRC support of Chinese S&T research </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lessons for the future of China/UK Collaboration in ST&I Policy Studies <ul><li>Collaboration essential on issues of mutual interest </li></ul><ul><li>Good collaborations depend on mutual trust and respect </li></ul><ul><li>From research to policy depends on many factors. One important mechanism is membership of researchers on advisory committees </li></ul><ul><li>Work of advisory committees can lead to new policy research </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Old Sussex Manifesto <ul><li>Commissioned by UN Advisory Committee on S&T for Development in 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of commissioned report </li></ul><ul><li>UN Reactions </li></ul><ul><li>In hindsight-strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>40 years later need for a new Sussex Manifesto </li></ul>

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