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Virtual Science Museums of China

Date:2016-11-25 Author:

Based on the rich digital scientific resources and established partnership with research institutions, CNIC initiated Virtual Science Museums of China (VSMC) in 1999 and has since then spared no effort to promote public understanding and appreciation of science by translating scientific information into digital content that can easily be shared and used by people who are not professionals. After nearly two decades of continuous development, VSMC has established itself as the Science Outreach Cloud of the CAS which supports various teams in creating abundant multimedia contents and interactive exhibits on a broad range of scientific topics. Relevant endeavors have received a considerable number of domestic and international prizes such as the World Summit Award during the Tunis Phase of the World Summit on Information Society and the National Excellent Website for Science Outreach. By the end of 2017, VSMC has supported more than 250 teams to create and release science outreach contents with its annual page views reaching 0.3 billion and online resources reaching 1TB. The site has become an important online platform for promoting public understanding of science, listing as an influential science outreach website in the official document jointly released by the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology, National Health Commission, CAS and China Association for Science and Technology in 2017.

partial screenshot of Virtual Science Museums of China

 

Certificate and badge of the World Summit Award