Issues of Development: Towards a New Role for Science and Technology presents the proceedings of the Symposium on Science and Technology for Development, held in Singapore on January 22–26, 1979. This book presents the explicit role for science in world affairs. Organized into eight parts encompassing 44 chapters, this compilation of papers begins with an overview of the capabilities and potential of modern science to contribute boldly and constructively to a wide array of human problems. This text then examines the endeavors of all countries to achieve progress through industrialization, modernization of other sectors, and improvement in agriculture. Other chapters consider the vital role of education and training in the process of applying science and technology to development. This book discusses as well the role of computers, communication systems, and advances in printing processes. The final chapter deals with the international cooperation in science. This book is a valuable resource for technological researchers, inventors, and scientists.