Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
China in the global system of science
Ahlers, Anna Lisa
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin
SummaryThe People’s Republic of China has rapidly become one of most important players in the system of science. The country is now the biggest producer of scientific articles, is home to scientists whose findings and methods regularly make headlines, and invests heavily in research at home and abroad. What are the origins of these developments and what effects do they yield? The new Lise Meitner research group at the MPIWG examines these dynamics and is particularly interested in the societal environments of science and scholarship in China and the challenges of international research cooperation.