On July 17, World Laureates Association (WLA) Shanghai Center signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (SSTM) at the “Embracing the Universe” International Astronomy Conference.
From left: Xubing YAN, Deputy Secretary General of WLA; Jin Chang, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Director of National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC); Xiaoming WANG, Curator of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum; Xiangdong LI, Dean of School of Astronomy & Space Science, Nanjing University
World Laureates Association (WLA) is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization. It was founded in 2017 with Roger Kornberg (2006 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) as the Founding Chairman. Scientist members cover a wide range of research fields, including chemistry, physics, biology, medical science, economics and computer science, from 80 world-leading laboratories and research institutions in 25 countries. WLA upholds the vision of “Science and Technology for the Common Destiny of Mankind” and three missions of promoting basic science, advocating for international cooperation, and committed to the development of youth. World Laureates Forum (WLF), initiated by WLA in Shanghai since 2018, has been the highest-profile science conference in Asia, and proves to be a valuable platform for communications across national borders, fields, disciplines and generations.
The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (SSTM) includes three parts. The main hall of the museum is located at No.2000, Century Avenue, with floor area of 101 thousand square meters, opened in Dec.18, 2001, and two branch museums, the Shanghai Natural History Museum located at No.510, West Beijing Road, with floor area of 45 thousand square meters, opened in Apr. 18, 2015; and the Shanghai Astronomy Museum located at Lin-Gang New City, with floor area of 38 thousand square meters, opened in Jul. 17, 2021. It’s ranked as a first-class national museum and a 5A national tourist spot, besides as an educational excursion demonstration base and one of Shanghai’s landmarks. The museum is also the first museum in China to possess a postdoctoral research center.