China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is a non-governmental organization that serves as a bridge between the Chinese government and the country's science and technology community. CAST's main tasks include: to carry out academic exchange, to promote and uphold science in youth and improve scientific literacy of all citizens, to reflect suggestions and demands of scientific and technological professionals and safeguard their rights and interests, to organize and advise on related policies and laws, to recognize and reward outstanding professionals, to consult, to carry out continuing education and training programs, and so on. It consists of 167 national professional societies and hundreds of local ones.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: Other entities
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2020): Wan Gang
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2019): Wan Gang
Leader gender: Male
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: 2016 Big Data Report on Chinese Think Tanks, Organisation´s website
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