Aspen UK is joining a global initiative to report on the state of pure science around the world and to recognise and bolster the value of pure science in our civil society today.
A number of respected, senior scientists from across the UK will join a roundtable discussion in December 2021 to discuss how to engage non-obvious stakeholder group; how to make pure science a priority; what can be done in the UK to increase global collaboration for pure science; how pure science can be made more inclusive in the UK; and how to excite younger generations to pursue careers in pure science.
This endeavour is being conducted in conjunction with the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program.
The Aspen Institute is conducting these roundtables in the 14 countries where we have partnering institutes: the United States, Mexico, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, India, Japan and New Zealand. Together, their discussions will be included in a global report.
The report’s early chapters delineate facts and figures about pure research around the world, with a section devoted to data about the UK. Further chapters will incorporate summaries of each participating country’s roundtable discussion and address policies that can be enacted to encourage more support for pure research.