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    In November 2011, the 36th Session of General Conference of UNESCO approved of the proposal of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China to establish the International Research and Training Centre for Science and Technology Strategy (CISTRAT) – a Category II Centre under the auspices of UNESCO. On May 14, 2012, H.E. WAN Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of China, and H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on behalf of the Chinese G......
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    1、DesigningandconductinginternationalcooperativeresearchprogramsonSTIstrategy; 2、Offering professional training programs on specific areas of STI governance to scientists, managers ofresearchcentres/institutions, managers of science parks and policy-makers; 3、Providing technical assistance in planning, evaluation and reform of STI policy and strategy to developingcountries; 4、Developing effective policy tools to promote STI development and sharing with developing countrie......
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    CISTRAT is established and based in Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED). CASTED is a research institute directly affiliated to the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST). Originally established in 1982 as the National Research Centre for Science and Technology for Development (NRCSTD), CASTED was officially set up in 2007, with H.E. Wan Gang – Minister of Science and Technology of China – as its President. Nowadays, it has developed into one......
More>>History
  September 2009: H.E. Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology of China, sent a letter to H.E. Koïchiro Matsuura, then Director General of UNESCO, indicating the support of MOST for the establishment of a Category II Centre in CASTED. December 2009: Mr. W. Erdelen, then Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO, replied to Minister Wan’s letter, expressing the appreciation for the support of MOST, and indicating that a feasibility study would be conducted for the creation of the Centre. April 2010: UNESCO experts visited China and conducted one-week feasibility study for the establishment of the Centre. September 2010: Ms. Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences of UNESCO, visited MOST and CASTED and met with Vice Minister Cao Jianlin, discussing issues related to the establishment of the Centre. October 2010: The 185th Session of the Executive Board of UNESCO approved the Proposal for the Establishment of CISTRAT in Beijing, China. September 2011: The State Council of the People’s Republic of China approved the signing of the Agreement regarding the establishment of the Centre with UNESCO. November 2011: The 36th Session of General Conference of UNESCO approved the establishment of CISTRAT. May 2012: With H.E. Liu Yandong – State Councillor of China – as the witness, H.E. Wan Gang and H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on behalf of the Chinese Government and UNESCO respectively, signed the Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and UNESCO Regarding the Establishment of an International Research and Training Centre for Science and Technology Strategy in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, as a Category 2 Centre under the Auspices of UNESCO.  
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