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Academy Presidents' Meeting

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum holds an annual meeting every autumn in Kyoto with the participation of global leaders in science and technology, policy, business and media. Taking the opportunities of the annual meetings, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) holds the Academy Presidents' Meeting with presidents and representatives of national academies and international academic organizations.

Latest Conference

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Academy Presidents' Meeting 2016

The 9th Academy of Science Presidents' Meeting was held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) with the participation of 16 presidents and representatives from 15 national academies. Co-chaired by Professor Sakarindr Bhumiratana, President of Thai Academy of Science and Technology (TAST), and Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan, the participants engaged in a lively exchange of opinions regarding the theme of "How can science academies promote social innovation? "

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Past Conferences

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Academy Presidents' Meeting 2015

The 8th Academy of Science Presidents' Meeting was held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) with the participation of 22 presidents and representatives from 18 national academies and AASSA. Co-chaired by Professor Eisa El Gaali, President of Sudan Academy of Sciences, and Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan, the participants engaged in a lively exchange of opinions regarding the theme of "For better sustainability: role of science and technology for better implementation of SDGs ".

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Academy Presidents' Meeting 2014

The 7th Academy of Science Presidents' Meeting was held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto).Co-chaired by Professor Michal Kleiber, President of Polish Academy of Sciences, and Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan, the participants engaged in a livelyexchange of opinions regarding the theme of "How can science academies play a role in enhancing research integrity in cooperation with funding agencies or universities" .
This time, young scientists were also invited to make comments. Concerns were expressed as to the gap between intentional FFPs and simple error. Many wished science academies to play more aggressive role in dealing with this issue.

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Academy Presidents' Meeting 2013

The 6th Academy Presidents' Meeting was held on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) with the participation of 21 presidents and representatives from 17 national academies and IAP.
Co-chaired by Professor Ruth Arnon, President of Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan, lively discussions on the theme of "Human Resource Development/ Promotion of Young Scientists" were held.

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Academy Presidents' Meeting 2012

The 5th Academy Presidents' Meeting was held on Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) with the participation of 23 presidents and representatives from 16 national academies, ICSU and IAC.
Co-chaired by Dr Krishan Lal, President of Indian National Science Academy, and Professor Takashi Onishi, President of Science Council of Japan, lively discussions on the following three themes were held.

  1. How do we, science academies, effectively form “unique” voices of scientists and reflect them on the domestic policy-making?
  2. U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has recently agreed to set up an international scientific advisory board to support him on relevant issues. Under the circumstances, what roles scientists or science academies play in the world community?
  3. In light of the sustainability for future generation, how shall scientists globally collaborate for seeking solutions to the worldwide challenges?
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