Science and Public Trust (Discourse Theme 1)

Thursday, 24. October 2002 | 10:15 Uhr


Klaus M. Leisinger


Novartis and Syngenta Foundation, Basel, Switzerland


As part of the first topic of discussion, he called on the scientists to fulfill their responsibility.

He urged the scientists to only conduct research that meets high ethical standards in order to counter the public’s oft-observed latent distrust of science.

The importance of communicating with people outside one’s own field of expertise must not be underestimated. This communication must be conducted in a non-hierarchical and understandable language.

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