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Science meeting organizers host side events

Organizers of the ongoing world science meeting hosted an international meeting of science museums and a handful of other events on Thursday, the eve of its closing.

The International Symposium of Science Museums, organized by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, brought together delegates from 12 countries under the theme, "Spreading scientific culture based on imagination and creativity."

Organizers said the event is aimed at promoting interdisciplinary discussions among research fields in science, technology, humanities, social science, arts and culture.

It also plans to push science museums around the globe to join forces to roll out more exchange programs.

During the event, University of Quebec at Montreal Professor Bernard Schiele gave a lecture on promoting the public's engagement in the science realm.

"The public wants to be informed on what is going on, and not what has been achieved," Schiele said during the event. "It has became vital for museums to cope with changes in the era of digitalization."

The ministry and Asian Research Network Korea also held the Asian S&T Innovation Forum that centered on knowledge sharing, technology markets and future strategy to build a sustainable Asian community, an organizer said.

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea's leading technology institution in Daejeon, also hosted an event to showcase its research results ranging from projects in engineering and human sciences, to the art and design fields, combining culture and technology.

The events came on the sidelines of the OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015, World Science & Technology Forum that will run through Friday in Daejeon, the country's hub of technology research located 164 kilometers south of Seoul. (Yonhap)

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