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TÜBA - BASIC SCIENCES FORESIGHT PROJECT

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TÜBA - BASIC SCIENCES FORESIGHT PROJECT 

 As stipulated by the decision dated 2 June 1998 of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, there are certain areas of science where Turkey has the prospects to become prominent. Accordingly, Turkey should determine these areas and set up national research programmes.

Since ‘mega science' requires large investments such as particle accelerators, large telescopes, satellites for space research etc. which have a mostly centralised international usage, this is a research field where international cooperation is widespread. Therefore, there is a need to develop a national policy in order to use the national resources and brain power optimally for participating in international collaborative projects.

In view of the above-mentioned decision of the Higher Council for Science and Technology, the Turkish Academy of Sciences started a project entitled “Science Foresight Studies” in 2001. Within the framework of this project, “Molecular Life Science and Technologies Foresight Study” was completed by the end of 2003, “Basic Sciences Foresight Study” was completed by the end of 2004.

Six fields such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, space sciences and astronomy, were selected as the main themes of the Basic Sciences Foresight Study. By the end of June 2004, priorities were determined within the framework of the DELPHI procedure used for this project and the second stage of analysing the effect of these priorities on capacity, technology and quality of life was started. After this stage, the project team tried to determine what kind of collaborations were needed to realise these targets of priority, the period of time which was needed and the strategies to be developed to this end.

The Project Team

Members of the Steering Group

Coordinators

Other Participants

* Astronomy and Space Sciences

Biology

Physics

Chemistry

Mathematics

Geology

Summary Report


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