Creator of Beijing Science Museum Takes the UNESCO Kalinga Prize

Xiangyi Li, who for years headed the department of science literacy of Chinese Association area, was recognized at the opening of the World Science Forum



UNESCO announced that the Chinese scientist Li Xiangyi, director and co-founder of the Museum of Science and Technology Beijing, has been awarded the Kalinga Prize for science.

This award will be given during the opening day of the World Science Forum held until 27 November in Rio de Janeiro, to recognize the work of those dedicated to disseminate science and technology for the service of general public.

Li also performed the first study on the scope of scientific knowledge in China



The academician, chosen by the Director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, was in charge of the Department for the dissemination of the science of the China Association of science and technology, which led Li to promote this matter in rural areas, factories and mines.

The award, created in 1951, is jointly funded by the Kalinga Foundation, the Government of the Indian state of Orissa and the Indian Government



Li also performed the first study on the scope of scientific knowledge in China, and in the framework of its activities, usually conducted presentations on topics such as the popularization of scientific knowledge.

The award, biennial and character endowed with $ 20,000, was created in 1951 and is jointly funded by the Kalinga Foundation, the Government of the Indian state of Orissa and the Indian Government.

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