The Team is headed by WANG Jin, who is an associate professor of sociology at the School of Government, Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou, China. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Iowa. He is currently the director of the Center for the Public, Science, and Sustainability Studies (CPSS), which is a joint research center established by the School of Government at SYSU, the Chinese Research Institute of Science Popularization (CRISP) in Beijing, China, and the Gothenburg Center for Public Learning and Understanding of Science (gcPLUS) at Gothenburg University in Sweden. The center’s research activities focus on international comparative studies of global sustainability, with a special emphasis on the relationships between science, society and public policy.
The Sun Yat-Sen University
Sun Yat-Sen University was one of the two schools founded by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the leader of the republican revolution in 1911 and one of the founding fathers of modern China. The University is one of the earliest modern institutions of high learning and one of the best national elite universities in China today. It stands out as one of the most open-minded, free-spirited, and highly innovative universities nation-wide both due to its broad and active international engagements and its location in one of the most vibrant economic regions — the Pearl River Delta in southern China. The region has been the power house of China’s phenomenal development over the past 30 years.