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Max Planck Lecture: China – The New Science Superpower? National Developments and Global Effects

Max Planck Society | Anna L. Ahlers

What does it mean for the global system of science when an autocratically ruled country is attempting to become its biggest player?

China’s tremendous ascent within the global system of science over the last two decades is unprecedented and provoking. The country has become the world’s largest producer of scientific articles and is a fast climber in global university rankings. The Chinese government is strongly promoting this rise, differentiates clearly between the natural and the social sciences, and aims at an authoritarian political control of science. It funds groundbreaking research domestically and internationally as well as attracting research talent from around the world.

What are the implications of these developments, for the Chinese science system and with regard to structures and practices of international academic cooperation? This talk will map the most significant recent developments and introduce a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science that sets out to explore these ambitious questions.

PUBLIC LECTURE ON-SITE AND VIA LIVESTREAM.

This is a hybrid event. If you would like to attend the event on-site, please book your spot by 9 November here. The venue is accessible for wheelchairs.

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Anna L. Ahlers

Max Planck Institute für the History of Science

Research Group Leader

Anna L. Ahlers leads the new Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is a member of the Junge Akademie (BBAW and Leopoldina) and a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2020/21). Trained in sinology and political science, her previous research has focused on rural governance and the nuances of “authoritarian environmentalism” in China. Her latest co-authored books include “The Great Smog of China: A Short Event History of Air Pollution” (2020) and “Democratic and Authoritarian Political Systems in 21st Century World Society” (2020).

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Harnack House
Ihnestr. 16-20
Berlin, 14195 Germany
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