Tibet's first science forum kicks off

Tibet's first Science Forum is  held from  April 24th to  29th,during which five experts from theChinese Academy of Sciences were invited to give around 30 lectures on science to local students from high, middle and primary schools, as well as other ordinary citizens.

On the evening of April 24th, experts received a positive feedback for their presentation at theUniversity of Tibet. Wang Xing, a student from faculty of science told Xinhua News Agency, "This is the first time I have listened a lecture from a professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It was very lively and I'll definitely come to listen to the other lectures."

In recent years, science is gradually getting popular in Tibet. Dang Weidong, curator at the Tibet Museum of Natural Science, said that since the museum opened in October last year, they have already received more than 60,000 visitors. Apart from the regular exhibitions, the museum has also set up science and experimental classes for primary school students. Experts from all walks of life were invited to teach students professional knowledge and show them children how to do experiments with equipments in the museum.

In addition to the Musuem of Natural Science, Tibet has also established eight mobile science and technology museums, 79 middle school science and technology museums and 74 science caravans. Science activity stations have penetrated deep into the countryside as 651 of them have already been built in villages and towns.

Tibet has also launched various science activities including "Science and Technology in the Countryside" and "Science and Technology Week". Scientific research bases and laboratories in some schools and research institutes are also regularly open to young people and farmers.

The ninth China citizen scientific quality survey shows that Tibet achieved remarkable success with its science work during the 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) period. In 2015, the proportion of citizens with scientific quality was nearly 20 times than that of 2010.