GSDP was coordinated by


Prof. Ilan Chabay

Prof. Ilan Chabay is Erna & Victor Hasselblad Professor of Public Learning and Understanding of Science (PLUS). He has held this unique endowed Chair jointly at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden since March, 2006.

He is conducting research on how the public’s ideas about science and technology are learned, processed, used, and changed. He and his group at gcPLUS are conducting research on the role of science communication in the governance of Baltic Sea fisheries, scientists' motivations and purposes, as well as institutional incentives and disincentives, for dialogic communication with the public, and science literacy and its relevance to the jobs, environment, health, and children's education of migrant workers in China (as a collaboration with colleagues at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and the Chinese Research Institute for Science Popularization in Beijing).