STS Forum 2018 (Science and Technology in Society Forum)
The 15th Annual Meeting of the STS forum will be held from October 7th to 9th, 2018, at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto), Japan.
The STS Forum brings together scholars and researchers with science ministers, business leaders, heads of universities, academies and other science organizations and media leaders from all over the world to meet and discuss science and technology issues in the 21st century.
This event aims to provide a mechanism for open discussions on an informal basis, and to build a human network that would, in time, resolve the problems stemming from the application of science and technology. The forum community will explore the opportunities arising from science and technology, and address how to remove the barriers to using science and technology in solving the problems facing humankind.
As of winter 2018, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) has been appointed as the leading house (focal point) for academic collaboration with Japan by the Iran Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology (MSRT). Attending in STS forum provides opportunities to communicate with science ministers, business leaders and heads of universities and research centers in Japan in order to further promote Iran-Japan cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
Similar to last year, TMU chancellor, Prof. Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi, will participate and present in “The 15th Annual Meeting of STS forum”. In order to fulfill the objectives of our focal point, Prof. Ahmadi plans to visit some universities and research centers in Japan to appraise the potentials for collaborations, and to promote, enhance and develop Iran-Japan cooperation in STI.
The following people are expected to participate from Iran:
Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT)
Dr. Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi, TMU chancellor
Dr. Dr. Hossein Salar Amoli, Acting Minister for International Scientific Cooperation
Dr. Saeed Semnanian, A Prominent TMU Faculty Member
Dr. Mehdi Keshmiri, Director of Isfahan STI Park
Dr. Karami, East Asia Coordinator, MSRT
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