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Issues of Development: Towards a New Role for Science and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080246918, 9781483153520

Issues of Development: Towards a New Role for Science and Technology

1st Edition

Proceedings of an International Symposium on Science and Technology for Development, Singapore, January 1979

Editors: Maurice Goldsmith Alexander King
eBook ISBN: 9781483153520
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 302
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Issues of Development: Towards a New Role for Science and Technology presents the proceedings of the Symposium on Science and Technology for Development, held in Singapore on January 22–26, 1979. This book presents the explicit role for science in world affairs. Organized into eight parts encompassing 44 chapters, this compilation of papers begins with an overview of the capabilities and potential of modern science to contribute boldly and constructively to a wide array of human problems. This text then examines the endeavors of all countries to achieve progress through industrialization, modernization of other sectors, and improvement in agriculture. Other chapters consider the vital role of education and training in the process of applying science and technology to development. This book discusses as well the role of computers, communication systems, and advances in printing processes. The final chapter deals with the international cooperation in science. This book is a valuable resource for technological researchers, inventors, and scientists.

Table of Contents


List of Participants



Science and Technology: Resources for Human and Economic Development

Science and Technology for Development


Declaration of the Symposium on Science and Technology for Development

International Cooperation in Science and Technology for Development

Recommendations for a Continuing Programme by the Scientific Non-governmental Organizations and on Institutional Arrangements

Note on the Structure of the Symposium

Indigenous Development

Development of an Indigenous Capacity for Science and Technology - Discussion Report

Science, Technology and Development in a New Social Order

Development of Indigenous Science and Technology Competence and Infrastructure - The Philippine Experience

Science and Technology for Mass Based Development

Science and Technology in Developing Countries: Obstacles to Progress

International Transfer of Technology, Technological Dependence and Development Strategies: Issues for Debate at UNCSTD

Transfer of Technology and the Selectivity of Appropriate Science and Technology

Education and Training

Education and Training: Discussion Report

Some Aspects of Education and Training for Development with Special Reference to River Basin Management

Non-formal Education for Technological Development

Science Education and Development

Information and Communication

Information and Communication: Discussion Report

The Technology of Communication Media and the Challenge of Development

Food, Population and Employment

Population and Employment: Discussion Report

Food and Employment: Discussion Report

Food and Population: Discussion Report

Bioresource Potential: Discussion Report

Food and Agricultural Research: Its Past and Future Contribution to Agriculture, Social and Economic Development

Some Aspects of the World Food Problem

Role of Scientists and Technologist

Role of Scientists and Technologists in the Development Process: Discussion Report

Science and Technology Policies and Institutions: Discussion Report

The Role of Social Scientists in the Development Process: Discussion Report

The Role of the Basic Sciences in the Development Process: Discussion Report

The Transdisciplinary Nature of Development Processes: Discussion Report

The Role of Scientists and Technologists in Development of the Less Developed Countries

CHEMRAWN: Chemical Research Applied to World Needs

The Role of Social Scientists in the Development Process

Socio-Cultural Relations

Research and Development (including Management and Linkages with Education, Government and Production Systems): Discussion Report

Technology/Engineering (Including Technology Transfer): Discussion Report

Social, Political, Economic, Cultural and other Contexts of Development: Discussion Report

Leadership for Human Dignity: The Development Challenge to Scientific Professionals

International Cooperation

Proposal for a Review of Existing Capabilities and Experience in Scientific and Technological Cooperation Between Developing and Industrialized Countries

Proposal to Help Developing Countries to Articulate their Real Needs and Wants

Cooperation between the Scientists of Developing and Developed Countries

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Editors

Maurice Goldsmith

Alexander King

Alex King is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. He earned his doctorate from Oxford University and did his post-doc work at both Oxford University and MIT. He went on to join the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he also served as the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies (Dean of the Graduate School). He was the Head of the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue from 1999 to 2007. From 2008 until 2013 he was the Director of DOE’s Ames Laboratory and became the Founding Director of the Critical Materials Institute from 2013 through 2018. Dr. King is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining Minerals and Materials; ASM International; and the Materials Research Society. He was also a Visiting Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1996 and a US Department of State Jefferson Science Fellow for 2005-06. He served as the President of MRS in 2002, Chair of the University Materials Council of North America from 2006-07, Co-chair of the Gordon Conference on Physical Metallurgy in 2006, and Chair of the APS Interest Group on Energy Research and Applications for 2010. Dr. King was named the recipient of the 2019 Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials and Society. Alex King delivered a TEDx talk on critical materials in 2013 and was the TMS & ASM Distinguished Lecturer on Materials and Society in 2017. He is currently a scientific adviser for Harvard’s Material Alchemy (described as “translating science into commercial products that use sustainable materials”) and a member of the Advisory Board of CHiMaD (the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design, funded by the Department of Commerce, and led by Northwestern University).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, USA.

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