Similarities and Differences, Current Problems and Tendencies
Date: March 13–14, 1997
Venue: Universitätsclub, Konviktstr. 9, 53113 Bonn
Executive Organizers: Prof. Dr. Minoru Oda, Prof. Dr. Reimar Lüst
Die Vorträge dieses Symposiums sind erschienen als Tagungsband Nr. 1.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), its Bonn Office, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are jointly organizing a Japan-Germany symposium entitled 'Basic Research in Japan and Germany'.
In many industrialized countries the role and the importance of basic research is under discussion. The question is whether the emphasis should be shifted from basic research to applied research in order to speed up innovation and technological development in industry.
We believe it is useful to reassess the role and 'raison d'être' of basic research. It is the purpose of this symposium to address these issues from various angles and to compare the situation surrounding basic research in the two countries.
Prof. Kenichi Fukui (President of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
I. Science Policy and the Current Status of Basic Research in Japan and Germany
Elke Wülfing (Staatssekretärin Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie)
Prof. Dr. Wataru Mori (Member of Council for Science and Technology)
II. Basic Research in the Promotion of Science
Prof. Dr. Minoru Oda (President of Tokyo University of Information Sciences)
Prof. Dr. Hubert Markl (President of Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science)
Dinner, Restaurant Hotel Königshof
III. Cultural Significance of Basic Research
Prof. Dr. Paul B. Baltes (Director of Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education)
Prof. Dr. Syun Tutiya (Chiba University, Philosophy of Language, Text Processing)
IV. Basic Research in Practice
A. Contributions from Science and Research
10.50 Prof. Dr. Masao Itō (President of Science Council of Japan):
11.15 Prof. Dr. Klaus Pinkau (Director of Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics):
B. Contributions from Industrial Research
Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Afting (GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit)
Prof. Dr. Makoto Kikuchi (Tokai University, Former Director of Sony Research)
V. Basic Research, Politics, Science Promotion and Industry: Mutual Expectations