ASEAN 281 – Special Topics [ASEAN Science and Technology]

Course Title: Special Topics [ASEAN Science and Technology]

Prerequisites: None

Number of Units: 3

Course Description: Strategies and policies of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in the area of science and technology (S&T), S&T infrastructure across the member countries, S&T indicators in terms of their contribution to the ASEAN as a whole, S&T development in each AMS complementation, synergy and cooperation in science and technology in the whole of the ASEAN Region.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the students should be able to:
1. Discuss the role of Science and Technology (S&T) in development;
2. Compare the S&T systems in the ASEAN countries; and
3. Analyze the issues in ASEAN intra- and extra-regional S&T cooperation.

Course Outline:

Unit I: Science and Technology Policies & Strategies
Module 1: Embodiment of the S&T Policies & Strategies
Module 2: S&T and Related Legislation
Module 3: Strategies and Plans/Goals & Priorities

Unit II: Science and Technology Infrastructure
Module 4: The S&T System
Module 5: The Role of the Academe/Higher Educational Institutions
Module 6: Industry-Academe-Government Linkages in S&T

Unit III: Science and Technology in the ASEAN Community
Module 7: The Concept of ASEAN Community (2015)
Module 8: Preparations in the S&T Sector for the ASEAN Community
Module 9: ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology

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