Notice: Application Starts for CISTRAT Training Workshop 2018

May 25,2018

Title: International Training Workshop on STI Policy Research and Method in One Belt and One Road Countries

Place: Beijing and Shenzhen

Duration: September 2 to September 21, 2018

Time for Application: May 25 to June 22, 2018


International Research and Training Center for Science and Technology Strategy

Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee

A Brief Introduction

To strengthen the dissemination of STI policy data and information, UNESCO has been working with the People’s Republic of China to conduct research, to facilitate technology transfer and to promote international cooperation. The Chinese Government with UNESCO’s support established CISTRAT in 2012 as a Category II Centre under the auspices of UNESCO. The Centre is based in Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED) which is one of the most significant think tanks in China that supports S&T policy-making. CISTRAT leverages the research capacity and cooperation network of CASTED to provide training for S&T policy officials, researchers, teachers, etc., in developing countries. By now, nearly 100 international trainees have benefited from our trainings.

Training topics

This training workshop will cover the following topics related to S&T policy: S&T Planning, S&T Management System, S&T Statistics, S&T Finance, S&T Foresight, S&T Talents, S&T in Industrial Development, S&T in Regional Development, etc.

Training methods

The workshop includes lectures and field studies (please refer to the attached tentative schedule). Lecturers will be selected from CASTED and organizations from its cooperation network, while field studies will be arranged at research institutes, incubators, etc.

Working language



This workshop does not charge training fees. Besides, CISTRAT will provide accommodation, meals and transport for group activities, while trainees will need to pay for their roundtrip international travel costs, meals and transport for individual purposes, and other living expenses.


Trainees who attend no less than 90% of the training activities and complete all assigned reports and surveys will be given a certificate issued by MOST at the end of the workshop.

Application Requirements

1) Master’s degree or above

2) No less than two years of work experience in research, teaching, consulting, management or decision-making related to S&T policy.

3) Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English for academic purposes. Language ability certificates, such as TOEFL and IELTS, will be an asset.

Application Documents

1) An application form, attached at the end of this notice, to be completed in English

2) A professional CV in English

3) A recommendation letter in English from present employer, with seal/signature

4) A scanned copy of valid passport

The above-mentioned documents need to be sent to our secretariat ( no later than June 22, 2018 for a review to select trainees out of the applicants.

Download the attachment :0525Training Schedule 2018 (tentative).docx

Download the attachment :0525Application Form.docx