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Published: 23 March 2017

On 23 March 2017 the dialogue forum at the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina in Halle (Saale), Germany, the science academies of the G20 states handed over recommendations to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. The document is published in preparation of the G20 Summit consultations in July under the leadership of the Leopoldina and contains strategies and tools to improve global health. For the first time, the G20 science academies contribute to the Summit preparations with jointly developed recommendations.

Published: 15 March 2017

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2017 South African Women in Science Awards (WISA). The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women. The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents. 

Published: 13 March 2017

An untold number of researchers, engineers and doctors are among the millions displaced by recent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. A workshop co-organised by TWAS will explore the lives of refugee scientists – and the expertise they bring to their new countries.

Published: 16 February 2017

International Council of Science (ICSU) released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

Published: 16 February 2017

The Young Leaders Programme is linked to the European Development Days (EDD) Conference taking place from 7-8 June 2017 in Brussels.

Published: 13 February 2017

TWAS 2017 Prizes will be awarded to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least ten years immediately prior to their nomination, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge or an

Published: 09 February 2017

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD not earlier than 2012 and are from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a 'Cooperation Visit' to an institute in Germany. 

Published: 07 February 2017

Royal Society of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa invite you to a public lecture by Dr Tessa Dowling, Senior Lecturer of African Languages in the School of Languages and Literatures, University of Cape Town and a director of African Voices, on ‘Thatha machance!” (Take chances!) Safe bets and wild gambles in the study of African languages.’

Published: 03 February 2017

The TWAS 2017 Prizes will be awarded to in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge in the following nine fields of science: Agricultural Sciences; Biology;  Chemistry;  Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematics;  Medical Sciences; Physics and Social Sciences (excluding Economic Sciences).

Published: 02 February 2017

The Nigerian Academy of Science, at its Annual General Meeting held in Lagos on Thursday, 26th of January, 2017, has inducted Professor Kalu Mosto Onuoha FAS as its new President.

Published: 13 December 2016

TechWomen is a U.S. State Department-funded professional exchange program that brings over 100 women professionals from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who work in science, technology, engineering, and math, to the San Francisco Bay area and Washington DC for a 5-week mentorship and professional exchange experience, in Sept-Oct 2017. 

Published: 09 September 2016

An International Conference to Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Enrico Fermi’s Paper on Quantum Statistics.

Published: 13 April 2016

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), which is based in Italy and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of South Africa are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for the NRF- TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017

Published: 11 January 2016

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has issued an international call for applications for a research chair for mathematics with specialisation in data science in South Africa. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016. This call is aimed at highly qualified postdoctoral academics from any country who have conducted application-related research in the field of mathematics with specialisation in data science and have experience in training students and doctoral candidates.