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On June 9th 2016, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) together with the STS Forum Japan and the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) hosted the ASEAN-Japan Workshop in THAILAND on Innovation, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development at Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok. The objectives of the STS Workshop are (1) to provide a new mechanism for open discussions on an informal basis, and (2) to build a human network that would, in time, resolve the new types of problems stemming from the application of science and technology.


Following the first successful workshop in Singapore in 2014, and in Malaysia in 2015, this ASEAN-Japan Workshop in Bangkok, was the third workshop and also the first workshop of this kind after the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).


The 158 top leaders from various institutions of Japan and ASEAN Member States participated to discuss, develop and communicate on the topic of Innovation, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development that would lead to long-term benefits of mankind.  Participants shared their thoughts and views regarding important issues surrounding two topics which are (1) Innovation and Linkages: Collaboration between SMEs & Global Companies in the era of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and (2) Human Capital Development to raise Collaboration & Competitiveness through Innovation between ASEAN and Japan. The results from each discussion sessions​ could help identify some directions towards the establishment of shared values and commitment for the future.



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November 19, 2014

Cinema gets scientific

Twenty-six films from 12 countries are being screened during the 10th Science Film Festival, which is currently running in Bangkok and 18 other provinces, until Dec 14.

The films are presented in four categories - Family Edutainment; Ecology and Environment; Natural Science, Life Science and Technology; and Culture and History.

Among the highlights are:

Wildlife: Sophisticated Farmers -  Leafcutter Ants

Directed by Ichiro Yamamoto, this Japanese documentary takes us deep in the tropical forests of Central America where an extraordinary creature lives - the leafcutter ant. Unlike other species of ant, leafcutter ants produce a diverse range of sounds, and scientists have finally managed to tune into this unique world of communication.

The Joy Of Logic

Directed by Catherine Gale, this BBC production is a sharp, witty, mind-expanding and exuberant foray into the world of logic with computer scientist Dave Cliff. The film journeys from Aristotle and Alice In Wonderland  to sci-fi and supercomputers, telling the fascinating story of the quest for certainty and the fundamentals of sound reasoning.

Max Planck Cinema: Genes On The Move

This short German documentary follows Prof Ralph Bock, who is tracing back the history of evolution in his laboratory. How did primitive cells develop into multiple forms of life? He condenses millions of years of evolution into just a few weeks with the help technology and tobacco plants.

Venues for Bangkok screenings are the National Science Museum, NSM Science Square, the Science Center for Education, the Thai Film Archive, NSTDA Thailand Science Park, Nanmeebooks Learning Centre and TK Park.


Reference : 2014. Cinema gets scientific. Bangkok Post. 13 November 2014, p. 2

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