Special Session on Science Diplomacy and Global Water Challenges, 26 September 2019

Special Session on Science Diplomacy and Global Water Challenges

The DST-Centre for Policy Research at IISc Bangalore in association with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangalore and Sustainable Water Future Programme is holding a special session on “Science Diplomacy and Global Water Challenges” on 26 Sept 2019. This special session is organized as part of the Water Future Conference 2019.

 

Session Details:

Title of the Session: Role of Science Diplomacy in Addressing Global Water Challenges

Date: 26 Sept 2019 (Thursday) | 16.30 to 19.30 IST | Hotel Sheraton – Grand Ball Room 2, Bengaluru, India

Science Diplomacy, as a practice, is gaining prominence around the world as part of the emerging multi-track diplomacy system. It functions at the intersection of ‘internationalization of science’, ‘science and technology as a foreign policy tool’ and ‘scientific evidence for global policy’. The relevance of non-state, non-diplomatic actors is constantly increasing in international engagement, particularly, towards addressing some of the pressing challenges that the world faces today. Globally, the water crisis has been raising alarm – prolonged droughts, fluctuating agriculture patterns and associated food and energy security challenges, cities running out of the water, issues related safety and accessibility of drinking-water and water-borne health problems, etc. Addressing these challenges require interventions at every possible level – ranging from appropriate policies, having access to necessary know-how, technology transfer and absorption capacity, and, community practices and interventions.  In today’s interconnected world, with a tightly-knit value chain around the globe, water-related challenges inevitably require international engagements – global challenges require global solutions! This special session aims to discuss the role and importance of various stakeholders (diplomatic and non-diplomatic) in a comprehensive Science Diplomacy Framework in addressing global water challenges.

About the session:

The session

  • Gathers experts and practitioners working at the crossroads of “international S&T engagement” and “addressing water challenges” at different levels – government/diplomatic, industry, academia and civil society. 
  • Aims to deliberate on the role(s) played by various stakeholder, and
  • Facilitate a discussion towards building a holistic, sector-specific science diplomacy framework by creating strong inter-linkages among the stakeholders in different tracks.

 

Lead speakers include,

 

Amy Luers, Executive Director, Future Earth

András Szöllősi-Nagy, Chair, Water Future & Professor, Institute for Sustainable Development Studies

Anik Bhaduri, Director, Water Future & Professor, Australian Rivers Institute

C H Chandrasekhar, Senior Head – South & East, Wastewater BU, Larsen & Toubro

Gert Heijkoop, The Consul General of Netherlands in Bangalore

Jean-Christophe Mauduit, Lecturer in Science Diplomacy, University College London

Moderator: B. Chagun Basha, DST- Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Fellow, DST-CPR-IISc

A talk and discussion on The draft National Education Policy 2019 and higher education

The DST-Centre for Policy Research (IISc) 

and 

Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS), Karnataka

invite you to

A talk and discussion on

The draft National Education Policy 2019 and higher education

by 

Anita Rampal

Professor (Retired) and former Dean

Faculty of Education

University of Delhi

 

Venue : Lecture Theatre, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Date : Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Time : 5.30 pm
 
The draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 is now in the public domain and is open for discussion. The talk would critically engage in the key areas of the draft NEP-2019 as an education policy directive. The talk would particularly deliberate on the draft NEP with respect to higher education, institutions and research.
About the speaker
Professor Anita Rampal works on education. She recently retired as Professor from University of Delhi and was former Dean at the Faculty of Education, University of Delhi. She worked for the last four decades, towards better mathematics and science education in India – at different levels of policy, practice and research, leading the national curriculum revision process for all primary school subjects, as Chair of the Textbook Teams. Her research interests are in the areas of science learning, the language of science, adult numeracy, primary mathematics, assessment, mathematics teacher education and achievement and equity. She has a long involvement with the people’s science movement and currently serving as a national executive committee member of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti and All India People’s Science Network.
 

Workshop on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (with a specific focus on Scientometrics), 25-29 March 2019

Workshop on  Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies  (with a specific focus on Scientometrics), 25-29 March 2019

Workshop on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies

(with a specific focus on Scientometrics)

organized by

The DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

in association with

The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, The Netherlands

25-29 March 2019

About the Programme

The DST- Centre for Policy Research (DST-CPR) at Indian Institute of Science, in association with the United Nations University -Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is conducting a 5-day capacity-building program on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (DEIP) (with a specific focus Scientometrics). DEIP provided by UNU-MERIT is proven to be popular since its inception in 2004, for policy makers in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy, particularly in developing countries.  In this edition – DEIP 2019 Bangalore – DST-CPR is joining hands to bring-in complementary expertise, with a specific focus on STI data with relevance to the local policy needs.

Topics and Format

The workshop aims to cover the topics in the form of lectures, panel discussions, hands-on trainings and group presentations. The topics include,

Measurement: Standards and Manuals (Frascati and Oslo) – data-collection methodologies – applying the manual standards in OECD vs Non-OECD countries – R&D statistics and innovation surveys questionnaires – bibliometric databases – Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, local repositories – tools and techniques- data mining and curation- existing techniques and alternate models – issues related to data standardization -ensuring accuracy, accessibility, availability and international comparability.

Indicators: S&T indicators – innovation indicators – S&T vs innovation indicators composite/cross-cutting indicators – scoreboards and indexes – bibliometric indicators (macro, meso and micro levels) – “the bibliometric toolbox” – quantitative and qualitative evaluation – opportunities and limitations – research evaluation – what can and cannot be captured (measured and evaluated) through the available indicators? – challenges and need for new form of Indicators.

Policy Relevance:  Applications (uses and abuses) of indicators in various stages of policy process (evidence for policy framework) – uses and abuses of bibliometric indicators – applications of bibliometric analysis – HEI/ University ranking frameworks – sectorial research performance evaluation – funding policies – in S&T and Innovation policies. – S&T policy vs innovation policy – policy indicators – Innovation (eco)system approach – forecasting and impact assessment.

About the Speakers

The sessions will be conducted by distinguished professors and experts from organizations including, the United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and social Research and training center on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, The Netherlands, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France and the DST-Centres for Policy Research (DST-CPRs).

Target Participants

The Programme targets entry/mid-level scientists and officials in relevant government agencies who use STI data for various policy, program and scheme planning and implementation. Also, we encourage policy researchers/scholars who use/work on STI Indicators/ Scientometric Analysis to apply.

Practical Details

How to Apply

Online application link: https://goo.gl/aWXGZr

Important Dates

The last date for application: 24th Feb 2019

Programme dates: 25-29 March 2019

Registration

The selected participants will be asked to register for the workshop through a Demand Draft of Rs 1000 in favor of The Registrar, IISc.

Financial Support

The travel and accommodation of selected participants might be partially/fully supported based on the availability of funds.

Programme Coordination

Professor Antony Arundel

UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Dr. B. Chagun Basha

DST-CPR, IISc, Bangalore, India

Call for Participation: Workshop on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (with a specific focus on Scientometrics)

Call for Participation:

Workshop on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies

(with a specific focus on Scientometrics)

organized by

The DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

in association with

The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, The Netherlands

25-29 March 2019

 

About the Programme

The DST- Centre for Policy Research (DST-CPR) at Indian Institute of Science, in association with the United Nations University -Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is conducting a 5-day capacity-building program on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (DEIP) (with a specific focus Scientometrics). DEIP provided by UNU-MERIT is proven to be popular since its inception in 2004, for policy makers in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy, particularly in developing countries.  In this edition – DEIP 2019 Bangalore – DST-CPR is joining hands to bring-in complementary expertise, with a specific focus on STI data with relevance to the local policy needs.

Topics and Format

The workshop aims to cover the topics in the form of lectures, panel discussions, hands-on trainings and group presentations. The topics include,

Measurement: Standards and Manuals (Frascati and Oslo) – data-collection methodologies – applying the manual standards in OECD vs Non-OECD countries – R&D statistics and innovation surveys questionnaires – bibliometric databases – Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, local repositories – tools and techniques- data mining and curation- existing techniques and alternate models – issues related to data standardization -ensuring accuracy, accessibility, availability and international comparability.

Indicators: S&T indicators – innovation indicators – S&T vs innovation indicators composite/cross-cutting indicators – scoreboards and indexes – bibliometric indicators (macro, meso and micro levels) – “the bibliometric toolbox” – quantitative and qualitative evaluation – opportunities and limitations – research evaluation – what can and cannot be captured (measured and evaluated) through the available indicators? – challenges and need for new form of Indicators.

Policy Relevance:  Applications (uses and abuses) of indicators in various stages of policy process (evidence for policy framework) – uses and abuses of bibliometric indicators – applications of bibliometric analysis – HEI/ University ranking frameworks – sectorial research performance evaluation – funding policies – in S&T and Innovation policies. – S&T policy vs innovation policy – policy indicators – Innovation (eco)system approach – forecasting and impact assessment.

About the Speakers

The sessions will be conducted by distinguished professors and experts from organizations including, the United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and social Research and training center on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, The Netherlands, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France and the DST-Centres for Policy Research (DST-CPRs).

Target Participants

The Programme targets entry/mid-level scientists and officials in relevant government agencies who use STI data for various policy, program and scheme planning and implementation. Also, we encourage policy researchers/scholars who use/work on STI Indicators/ Scientometric Analysis to apply.

Practical Details

How to Apply

Online application link: https://goo.gl/aWXGZr

Important Dates

The last date for application: 24th Feb 2019

Programme dates: 25-29 March 2019

Registration

The selected participants will be asked to register for the workshop through a Demand Draft of Rs 1000 in favor of The Registrar, IISc.

Financial Support

The travel and accommodation of selected participants might be partially/fully supported based on the availability of funds.

Programme Coordination

Professor Antony Arundel

UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands

 

Dr. B. Chagun Basha

DST-CPR, IISc, Bangalore, India 

 

Contact Details

DST-Centre for Policy Research

Centre for Society and Policy (CSP)

Indian Institute of Science,

Bengaluru 560 012, India

chagunbasha@iisc.ac.in  |+91-80-2293 3415

 

Seminar “A Public Library of India”, 28 December 2018

Seminar “A Public Library of India”, 28 December 2018

Seminar

on

“A Public Library of India”

Venue: Seminar Hall, Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 28 December 2018 (Friday) | Time : 4.00 pm

DST Centre for Policy Research

Centre for Society and Policy

Indian Institute of Science

invites you to the seminar in the Policy Lecture Series entitled 

A Public Library of India  

by  

Carl Malamud
President and Founder, Public.Resource.Org

at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 December 2018, in the Seminar Hall of the Centre for Society and Policy (next to the Health Centre), IISc.

Abstract: Carl Malamud, founder of Public Resource, will speak about his efforts to make more information from India and about India online. He’ll discuss the Hind Swaraj and Public Library of India collections he maintains on the Internet Archive, efforts underway to increase high-quality digitization efforts throughout India, and his vision for a true Public Library of India effort, an effort that would take a decade and a national commitment to accomplish.

Speaker Biosketch: Carl Malamud is the Founder and President of Public.Resource.Org, a nongovernmental organization based in the United States. He was previously founder of the Internet Multicasting Service, a nonprofit that started the first radio station on the Internet and was responsible for making the SEC EDGAR database available. He is the recipient of the Berkman Award from Harvard, the Pioneer Award from the EFF, and the Bill Farr Award from the First Amendment Coalition.

Author of 9 books (including “Code Swaraj” co-authored with Sam Pitroda), Malamud works actively in India as well, and is engaged in a Public Internet Litigation suit to make Indian Standards available to the public at no charge.

All are Welcome.

Seminar “Chinese Rural S&T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook”, 27 December 2018

Seminar “Chinese Rural S&T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook”, 27 December 2018

Seminar

on

“Chinese Rural S & T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook”

Venue: Seminar Hall, Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 27 December 2018 (Thursday) | Time : 4.00 pm

DST Centre for Policy Research
Centre for Society and Policy
Indian Institute of Science

invites you to the seminar in the Policy Lecture Series entitled

Chinese Rural S&T Development Policies and Practices: Introduction and Outlook
by
Dr. Zhuqing Xu
[Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), Beijing]

at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 27 December 2018 in the Seminar Hall of the Centre for Society and Policy (next to the Health Centre), IISc.

Abstract:
Dr. Xu will introduce different stages of Chinese rural S&T development policies in the last 40 years. Focusing on the top-down policy system and the bottom-up
local practices, she will explain why the rural S&T development become incredibly important after the central government launched the Rural Revitalization and
what should the Chinese government do to foster a flourishing Innovation and Entrepreneurship environment in Rural China.

Speaker biosketch: Dr. Zhuqing Xu is an Associate Researcher of Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), affiliated to Ministry of
Science and Technology of CHINA. She got her PhD Degree from Renmin University of China in 2012. Her research areas are Science, Technology and Innovation
Policy, Rural Development based on ICTs, Poverty Alleviation, Rural Entrepreneurship by S&T.

All are Welcome.

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018 Result Announcement

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018  Result Announcement

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018 Result Announcement

Poster Competition Open Access Week 2018

Result Announcement

Venue: Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 28 Nov 2018 (Wednesday) | Time : 4 pm

Seminar “A Public Library of India” 28 December 2018

Seminar “A Public Library of India” 28 December 2018

Seminar

on

“A Public Library of India”

Venue: Seminar Hall, Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 28 December 2018 (Friday) | Time : 4.00 pm

DST Centre for Policy Research

Centre for Society and Policy

Indian Institute of Science

invites you to the seminar in the Policy Lecture Series entitled 

A Public Library of India  

by  

Carl Malamud
President and Founder, Public.Resource.Org

at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 December 2018, in the Seminar Hall of the Centre for Society and Policy (next to the Health Centre), IISc.

Abstract: Carl Malamud, founder of Public Resource, will speak about his efforts to make more information from India and about India online. He’ll discuss the Hind Swaraj and Public Library of India collections he maintains on the Internet Archive, efforts underway to increase high-quality digitization efforts throughout India, and his vision for a true Public Library of India effort, an effort that would take a decade and a national commitment to accomplish.

Speaker Biosketch: Carl Malamud is the Founder and President of Public.Resource.Org, a nongovernmental organization based in the United States. He was previously founder of the Internet Multicasting Service, a nonprofit that started the first radio station on the Internet and was responsible for making the SEC EDGAR database available. He is the recipient of the Berkman Award from Harvard, the Pioneer Award from the EFF, and the Bill Farr Award from the First Amendment Coalition.

Author of 9 books (including “Code Swaraj” co-authored with Sam Pitroda), Malamud works actively in India as well, and is engaged in a Public Internet Litigation suit to make Indian Standards available to the public at no charge.

All are Welcome.

Discussion Forum on Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access

Discussion Forum on Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access

Discussion Forum on Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access

Discussion Forum

on

“Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access”

 

Venue: SERC Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 26 Oct 2018 (Friday) | Time : 5.30 pm

Dear All, The DST- Centre for Policy Research at the Indian Institute of Science and J.R.D. Tata Memorial Library, IISc.,  are pleased to invite you to a
Discussion Forum on “Global Equity, Libraries and Open Access”

 

Speakers: 

Subbiah Arunachalam (DST-Centre for Policy Research, IISc),
T.A. Abinandanan (Indian Institute of Science),
Madhan Muthu (Azim Premji University),
Hamsa Kalayani (National Institute of Advanced Studies),
Francis Jayakanth (JRD Tata Memorial Library, IISc), and  
Leena Shah (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Please confirm your participation via RSVP: https://goo.gl/TzbTuN

There will be High Tea at 5.00 pm. Please join us!

This event is a part of International Open Access week activities planned at IISc Bangalore, organized by DST-Centre for Policy Research at IISc in association with National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Karnataka State Library Association (KALA), JRD Tata Memorial Library, Science Policy Group (SPG) and International Scientific and Technological Education Program (i-STEP).

International Open Access Week (October 22-28, 2018) is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions, and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. This is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress to build more equitable foundations for opening knowledge. 

The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.

 

Panel Discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge

Panel Discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge

Panel Discussion on “Equitable Access to Knowledge”

Panel Discussion

on

“Equitable Access to Knowledge”

Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Date : 23 Oct 2018 (Tuesday) | Time : 4pm

Open Access (OA) seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon. Price barriers should not prevent students, researchers (or anyone) from getting access to research they need. Open Access, and the open availability and searchability of scholarly research that it entails, will have a significant positive impact on everything from education to the practice of medicine to the ability of entrepreneurs to innovate.

Panelists: 
1. Arul George Scaria – National Law University, Delhi

  1. Carl Malamud – Public.Resource.Org
  2. Pranesh Prakash (Moderator)  –  Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore
  3. Richard Poynder – Journalist (covering OA movement around the world) 
    5. S Nayana Tara – Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  4. Shahid Jameel – Welcome Trust DBT India Alliance

There will be High Tea at 5.30 pm. Please join us!

Please confirm your participation via RSVP: https://goo.gl/rLqhnw

This event is a part of International Open Access week activities planned at IISc Bangalore, organized by DST-Centre for Policy Research at IISc in association with National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Karnataka State Library Association (KALA), JRD Tata Memorial Library, Science Policy Group (SPG) and International Scientific and Technological Education Program (i-STEP).

International Open Access Week (October 22-28, 2018) is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world, and its organization is led by a global advisory committee. This is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress to build more equitable foundations for opening knowledge. The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek.