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Title: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
Originating Office: OUDPA
Speaker: Lee, Yuan-Tseh
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2006
Event Date: 29-Mar-2006
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 3.8 - Office of University Development and Public Affairs
Series 6 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 3.8:6 box 6.3.4
Notes: HKUST 15th Anniversary Distinguished Lectures.
Abstract: Prof Yuan-Tseh Lee, President of Academia Sinica and 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, shares his view on meeting the challenges of the 21st century -- how to pursue “unlimited dreams” in a “limited earth”. During the long history of the development of mankind, the planet of earth seemed to be an infinitely large place where one could never reach its end. In the twentieth century things have changed dramatically. World population increased from in this century 1.5 billion to 6 billion and with the advancement of communication technologies and transportation equipment, the earth has shrunk in relative terms. This sudden transition from 'unlimited space' to 'limited space' has extremely significant consequences, yet the development of human society has not seemed to be able to adapt to the new reality that the earth is “limited.”
Duration: 83 min.
Appears in Series:3.8:6 - Audio-visual Materials
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