posted Dec 1, 2010, 1:54 AM by José María Díaz Nafría
updated Sep 18, 2011, 12:05 AM
We are very pleased to announce and welcome the recent incorporation of the Chinese Center for Overseas Social and Philosophical Theories (CCOSPT) and the Social Information Science Institute (SISI) at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Both represent robust pillars to the internationalization of the proposed infrastructure and the achievement of the expected impacts, on the other hand, this bring us the oportunity of strengthening the friendship intiated in Summer, 2010, in the ocassion of the 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science, hosted and co-organized by the Social Information Science Institute and the Beijin University.
China Center for Overseas Social and Philosophical Theories, China
Team conducted by: Prof. Gang Liu
(see Science Advisory Board)
The CCOSPT, attached to the Central Translation and Compilation Bureau and established in September 2009, grew out of debates with scholars in diverse disciplines in China and abroad. The Center strives to mobilize and coordinate both innovative research and usable development. CCOSPT in integrated by a group of full-time research professors and fellows, as well as part-time scholars in various fields from inland and across the world devoted to joint research projects. Especially, surveys of Internet impacts to the modern society in China find its priority in CCOSPT.
The center aims at following the new ideas, new proposals, and new programs in social, philosophical, scientific and technical activities outside of China, and to introduce these new developments to the Chinese audience, contributing to the policy-making in the central government, and to the modernization of China.
Social Information Science Institute at HUST, China
SISI is dependent of the Huazhong Univesity of Science and Technology (HUST) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China. HUST is among the first Universities joining the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. It was founded on May 26, 2000 as a result of the merger of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical University and Wuhan Urban Construction Institute.
SISI (Social Information Science Institute) was established in December 12th, 2006. We aim to develop systematic innovation research in social information science; promote discipline innovation in information science and humanities; and foster interdisciplinary approach in humanities and science. We have organized first national conference on social information science (MCSIS’07) and first international forum on systems science and information science (IFSSSIS’07). Also in August 2010, we organized Fourth International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science (FlS 2010).