In the spring of 2006, the Outline of the National Program for Long- and Medium-Term Science and Technology Development (2006-2020) was issued on the first National Conference on Science and Technology in the new century. After the conference, the central government had been highlighted that “to improve the independent innovation” and “to construct an innovative country” are the core strategies of
In October 1982, a moment of reform, opening-up and economic development in
NRCSTD was a comprehensive research institute directly under MOST, mainly conducting research on national S & T development strategies, policies, mechanism, management, foresight, assessment, and playing the role of S & T in facilitating social and economic development. It provided consulting services to the process of macro decision-making for national S & T, economical and social development.
Since 1982, NRCSTD had been continuously participated in important policy studies and the process of decision-making for national S & T reform and development during different periods. It also organized or participated in many research on national key programs and on regional development strategies or plans. With much active consulting and pioneering work, it boosted the systematic reform and the development of
From NRCSTD to CASTED, a top-level think tank with international perspectives is embarking on a new journey, continuously devoting itself to