last updated April 2013
Building science in Asia
A-IMBN would like to inform readers of A-IMBN Research of the publication of a recent Science article co-authored by A-IMBN Senior Counselor, Dr Chris Tan on the subject of how to develop scientific education and research in Asia. The article, entitled Achieving scientific eminence within Asia, focuses on reducing the role of rote learning in some Asian societies and encouraging a culture of innovative thinking beginning with early years learning and looks at the importance of reform of systems and structures for the support of scientific research. The relative merits of ‘big science’ versus ‘small science’ are also discussed.
Dr Tan’s article is available here (journal subscription required).