Insights from China for a global perspective on a responsible science-society relationship

Anne Dijkstra (Corresponding Author), Lin Yin

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Ensuring that science meets the needs of society and does so responsibly is a key aim of current European policymaking. Under the label of ‘responsible research and innovation’, European Union projects, such as the NUCLEUS project, have been funded to both study and stimulate practices for the development of responsible science–society relationships. The NUCLEUS project aims to define a broader cultural, international and enriched perspective on what a responsible science–society relationship entails. In this paper, findings from a comparative case study in China are presented. Practices are analysed at the conceptual, governmental, institutional and individual levels. Our findings show that social responsibility is the key to the science–society relationship, and that science popularization is a means to enhance scientific literacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages8
JournalCultures of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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