Science, Research and Technology in Nepal

This is the Report on the Science, Research and Technology in Nepal commissioned to RONAST by UNESCO, Nepal. The Report reviews the status of Science and Technology (S&T) with specific goal to identify trends, constraints, and gaps wherein international collaboration may be fruitful to Nepal.

For source materials, RONAST used its previous work on the topic and updated them with recent literature review and questionnaire survey of major sectors to prepare a draft report. The report was presented before an expert group for input. This final draft is the result of this process.

For the purpose of this Report, science has been taken to include the traditional disciplines within the mandate of RONAST, the so-called hard sciences, and not behavioral sciences such as Economics and Political Sciences or the Social Sciences.

Technology has been defined as enhancements of human capacity, in this Report, those enhancements facilitated by sciences. The Report is divided into a Historical Review, Review of Current Institutional Capabilities, Review of S&T Policies, Focus on Status of Different S&T Disciplines, and finally Policy Recommendations.

The Report is divided into a Historical Review, Review of Current Institutional Capabilities, Review of S&T Policies, Focus on Status of Different S&T Disciplines, and finally Policy Recommendations.

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