What role do science education and communication play in the information age? How can science teaching be improved? 54 experts from all over the world tried to answer these questions during the 6th edition of the World Laureate Forum, held in Shanghai from November 6 to 8.
Among the participants: 16 Nobel Prize winners, 4 WLA Prize Laureates, 8 Breakthrough Prize Laureates, 2 Field Medal Laureates, 1 Turing Award Laureates, 8 Wolf Prize Laureates, 5 ENI Award Laureates and only two Italians, the teacher. Leandro Pecchia, Ordinary of Ingbiomedical engineeringUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma and the prof. Fabio Rocca, of the Polytechnic of Milan.
During his speech, Prof. Pecchia underlined how the current challenge is to solve complex problems with multidisciplinary approaches, uniting scientific preparation and humanistic education, as happens atUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, whose example he led.
“In our University, medical and medical students IngBiomedical engineering, before specializing, sit in the same class to learn the fundamentals of their respective disciplines and influence each other. Only in this way will they be able to become proactive protagonists of research and innovation on a global scale" said Prof. Pecchia.
Ucbm is enhancing collaboration with colleagues and students from five continents, strengthening the international programs and actively supporting the initiatives of cooperation globally. Furthermore, it coordinates advanced training programs on rapidly growing topics, such as Artificial Intelligence. A tangible example is represented by Bootcamp, organized in Cambridge involving participants from over 20 countries. It will be held on November 22nd Ucbm the event for the launch of the 2024 edition and the presentation of the results of the 2023 Bootcamp.
The findings emerging during the roundtable will be systematized, reviewed by participants and published to support universities and governments in implementing a transformation in science education around the world.