The RSS was founded on the belief that science and technical application are crucial to developing our human resources. We understand from our developing knowledge base that Jordan’s growing population and its sparse supply of natural resources are creating challenges that only scientific know-how can solve. From the very outset we insisted that, for the community and for the nation, progress could only be meaningful if it was durable and if it was just. After four decades of excellence and innovation, the RSS’s drive to enhance the quality of people’s lives remains undaunted. In a dramatically changed world, we continue to seek ways to narrow the human dignity deficit and create a balanced society.
My belief that science must be the servant of humanitarianism is more than simply altruistic.
In recent decades, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) region has exported less, invested less in research and development, and published less than almost any other region of the world. The decline in human creativityi has slowed the empowerment of men and women across the region. We understand that genuine security is achieved not through coercion or co-option, but through inclusiveness and enhancement of life and opportunity. We have a responsibility to protect and provide for our rapidly expanding populations, particularly the young and the most vulnerable in our societies.
The focus of much of our work at the RSS speaks of our commitment to security and stability through science. We have led the way in water and renewable energy technology in Jordan from our inception. It is estimated that by 2025, three hundred million people in the Arab world will be living under what the UN defines as conditions of “absolute water scarcity”. Within WANA, our energy and water challenges are united, but our political response has been divided and disparate. We know that only through science can we build a region of supranational management of human nature and economic resources.
RSS will continue to innovate in its core research and service areas. It will seek to enhance relationships with all its stakeholders but, more importantly, it will promote the expertise of Jordan’s finest scientists and technicians for the benefit of the wider community.
|iSource: A study on creativity index, Home Affairs Bureau, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government – 2005: Creativity Index: is a new statistical framework for measuring the status of creativity and the determinants of the growth of creativity in a place. It is not merely a measurement of the economic outcomes of creativity, but also the flow of creative activities and the relative strength of determinant factors that contribute to the growth of creativity. The Creativity Index builds on various theoretical foundations, including the “Creative Capital Theory” advanced by Richard Florida and the conceptual frameworks derived from human, social and cultural capital.
The Creativity Index is constituted of a list of indicators, taking into account the creativity indicators used internationally and the results of researches / studies relevant to the creative sectors in Honk Kong as well as in the neighbouring regions and Asian cities.