TWAS Plus - Vol. 3 - No. 5 - September 2017
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TOP STORY  Within 100 years, rising oceans will submerge the 34 islands that comprise the Republic of Kiribati, a Least Developed Country in the central Pacific Ocean. Its citizens – more than 100,000 today – could lose the land that they call home. Already, researchers are contemplating how futuristic floating islands could preserve the nation. And at the AAAS-TWAS Summer Course, experts explored how science diplomacy could build support to protect island nations from catastrophic climate change. (Photo: Charly W. Karl | Flickr | CC BY-ND 2.0) More
EDITORIAL

Increasing the Academy's women Fellows and its geographical diversity is a top priority, says TWAS President Bai Chunli.

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NEWS

Tunisian doctor Ridha Mabrouk has helped develop the Nadi Al Bassar Center for Sight into a model for care and research in the South.

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EVENTS

Can science diplomacy help protect the Mediterranean? On 21 September, TWAS will convene top experts at the Trieste Next festival.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Apply now for postdoc programmes in Thailand, Malaysia focused on biotech and natural sciences. Deadline: 15 September.

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NEWS

Rwandan physicist Romain Murenzi returns as the executive director of TWAS, with insights gleaned from a key policy post at UNESCO.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Researchers in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation states are eligible for new COMSTECH awards in biology, chemistry. Deadline:           31 October.

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OWSD

URGENT: Nominations close 15 September for the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation awards for early-career women scientists from developing countries.

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IAP

Science for Peace: IAP and TWAS will be leading key sessions at the forthcoming World Science Forum in Jordan from 7-11 November.

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS visiting scientist programmes build research strength in the developing world, and create bonds that last a lifetime. Deadlines: October.

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NEWS

The scientific mindset can guide humanity toward peace, Iranian physicist Yousef Sobouti said at the Budinich Science Diplomacy Lecture.

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"Our young ones must start thinking what can they do to improve the future world rather than what career should they pursue."
    Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail,
the 5th president of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

                        
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