On November 10th, World Science Day for Peace and Development spotlights science's role in fostering a sustainable future. The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) exemplifies this commitment.
Established in 1983 under Nobel laureate Abdus Salam's guidance, TWAS champions science in the Global South. With 1,370 elected fellows, including 12 Nobel laureates, and 84% from developing nations, TWAS recognizes, supports, and promotes scientific excellence. Its mission bridges divides, fosters collaboration, and addresses critical challenges.
Offering over 600 fellowships annually, TWAS empowers scientists pursuing doctoral and postdoctoral research. Prizes, awards, and research grants support innovative work. Regional partners in Egypt, Brazil, China, South Africa, and India extend TWAS's impact, promoting global-scale cooperation.
As a UNESCO program unit, TWAS is a linchpin for global development. With dedication, it advances science in the developing world, contributing to global society's strength and progress. Science emerges as a powerful instrument for sustainable global development under TWAS's quiet yet effective leadership.
TWAS's commitment to advancing science aligns seamlessly with the broader global goals, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As science becomes an ever more powerful instrument for sustainable global development, TWAS remains at the forefront, driving this noble endeavor with quiet yet effective determination.
As we celebrate World Science Day for Peace and Development, we recognize that TWAS stands at the forefront of these endeavors, working tirelessly behind the scenes to create a tangible impact in the field of science.
More information: twas.org
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