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OSM 2014 Science and Society _ Archive

Open Science Meeting (OSM) 2014; Science and banner OSM (def)Society has been held from 26 until 28 January 2014 in Makassar, Indonesia. A thematic introduction you can find here

Main Goal

Main goal of the OSM is to strengthen the scientific bonds between our two countries adhering to the principles of reciprocity and mutual benefit.


Academics has indicated how their research projects can benefit society and contribute to better policy. In a number of sessions, representatives from business, policy circles, societal organisations and science will discuss the opportunities and obstacles in the relationships between their respective spheres.

The OSM 2014 programme consisted of scientific presentations, public disputes, workshops, keynote speeches, laptop presentations and science for policy sessions. A programme outline you can find here

More information about the sessions you can find here

Keynote speeches

Prof. Armida AlisyahbanaScience and Society

Prof. dr. Wiebe Bijker  From Science and Society to Science in Society’

Prof. dr. Hans Clevers  Stem cell research; Invention, market and society’

Dr. Tony Liwang ‘Sustainable palm oil as a role model for the agriculture beyond food and the green growth development in Indonesia

Dr. John Holmes Meeting the energy needs of ‘smart villages’

Prof. dr. David Handojo Muljono Societal impact of Hepatitis’

Master classes

Around the two plenary days of the Open Science Meeting in Makassar, a number of PhD master classes on different themes has been organized at several locations in the archipelago. The master classes has been hosted by Indonesian universities and organized by joint teams of Indonesian and Dutch academics who are cooperating in joint research projects. In accordance with the Indonesian policy to stimulate scientific activities in all regions of the country, the master classes were organized at various locations primarily outside of Java. The master classes targeted Indonesian and Dutch PhD students as their participants.

The Directorate for Higher Education of the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Education (DIKTI) has co-organised these Master Classes, in view of their ambitious funding programme of PhDs at Dutch Institutions.

The different organised master classes are:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Concept 2 reality
  • Drinking water
  • Land & rural change
  • Plant sciences

More background information about OSM 2014 you can find here


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