From 30th November to 1st December 2007, MOST convened the Symposium on Scientific Research Management in the field of New Material Technology under the ˇ°863 Programˇ± in Changsha.
The Symposium reported on the arrangements of National S&T Plan in the field of new material in the 11th Five-Year Plan period and the short-term deployment of projects under the ˇ°863 programˇ±. It also elaborated the management procedures of the National S&T Plan. The Symposium also held discussions on S&T management system reform, improving management of projects under the ˇ°863 Programˇ±, and the role of the science and research management departments.
The symposium concluded that since the implementation of the ˇ°863 Programˇ± two years ago, remarkable results has been achieved in realizing a scientific, standard, efficient and fair management, which has strongly advanced research in universities and research institutes.