Type: Public event

The role of science and technology policy in developing countries

Date & Time

Nov 6, 2017, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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Join us as we welcome Dr. T. Ramasami, former secretary of science and technology for India, as he discusses the role of science and technology policy in developing countries.

From the speaker's bio:

Dr. T. Ramasami (born 1948) served the Government of India as the Secretary in the Department of Science and Technology during May 2006- 2014. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board on Education an Outreach for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, The Netherlands and Honorary professor in seven Universities and Institutes of National Importance in India.

In recent times he has been working in the science policy space with special focus on low resource setting and Research and Development for Public and Social good with pro-poor orientation to technology and affordability of innovations. He makes a compelling case also for marrying collaborative excellence to competitive excellence models. Trilogy of Excellence, Relevance and Sustenance is his current theme of research interest. He is a scientist who transformed himself into a civil servant and policy professional.


This event has been made possible by the support of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Department of Chemistry, Office of Research, and the Center for South Asian Studies.