“Apart from its well defined national roles as Think Tank, Catalyst, Facilitator, and Innovator in S&T, the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology also plays an advisory role to the Government of Nepal.”

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is an autonomous apex body established in 1982 to promote science and technology in the country.

The Academy is entrusted with four major objectives:

  • advancement of science and technology for all-round development of the nation;
  • preservation and further modernization of indigenous technologies;
  • promotion of research in science and technology;
  • identification and facilitation of appropriate technology transfer.

Following are the key areas on which NAST is focused:

  • Mobilization of entire society for technology preservation, transfer, adaptation, modernization, and diffusion in societies, especially through youth in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) activities, for Social Transformation under a campaign “Science for Society”;
  • Scientific research focused on knowledge generation and  problem solving under a campaign “Result Oriented Research”;
  • Promotion of  Innovation and  Entrepreneurship under a campaign “Innovation for Prosperity”;
  • Academia – Professional Societies- Government- Industries Partnership under a campaign “Public-Private-People Partnership”;
  • Proportionate progress through Scientific temperament in all sectors of STI and  at all levels of governance under a campaign “Science Justice”;
  • Enhancement of international cooperation and collaboration in STI under a campaign “Science Diplomacy”;
  • Develop NAST as an Institution having Smart Technology with Motivated and  Smart People under a campaign “Smart NAST”
  • Vice Chancellor: Sunil Babu Shrestha
  • Secretary: Mahesh Kumar Adhikari

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