Cong Cao, a scholar of social studies focusing on science, technology, and innovation in China, holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. He is a professor at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China. Cao has published widely on China’s scientific elite, human resources in science and technology, research and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology and biotechnology, and reform of the science and technology system, among other subjects. His book on China’s evolving policy pertaining to research and commercialization of agricultural biotechnology is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. His research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European Union, and other organizations.

Last Updated: February 20, 2017



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