International news—October 2017

October 05, 2017

Sustainable Development Goals the focus of presentation to Asian academies

Two men smiliing, with lake and mountains in background
AASSA President, Professor Yoo Hang Kim (left), with Professor Michael Barber at the Philippine Volcanic Monitoring Station, Lake Taal.

The Academy is an Executive Board member of the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA). 

Academy Professor Michael Barber recently represented the Academy at an international symposium in the Philippines on ‘Realizing the full cycle of research and development: from bench to the community’, organised by the AASSA and the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines.. He delivered a presentation on an InterAcademy Partnership project, ‘Improving scientific input to global policy making: with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’. He also attended a meeting of the Executive Board. 

Measurement challenges explored in Australia–China workshop

The electrical energy industries in Australia and China rely on measurement science and technology to solve current and emerging challenges. These needs are only expected to increase in the future.

A workshop in  September explored these challenges, showcased current scientific achievements, and formulated a roadmap of future requirements for measurement research in electrical energy security. The roadmap is expected to inform future research project opportunities to address industry needs.

See the outcomes from the workshop

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