TOP STORYThousands of scientists and science students have fled wars in recent years, and have arrived in neighbouring countries or distant countries hoping for a safe place to resume their work. How should their new countries respond? At an event organised by the University of Trieste (Italy) and TWAS, local researchers acknowledged many effective programmes. But the support is uneven and fragmented, they said. Additional assistance might include help for travel and relocation, and the creation of platforms where scientists can share experiences and opportunities. The TWAS film "Science in Exile" was screened at the event. More
A symposium organised by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the WMO and TWAS will explore how atmospheric aerosols affect climate. Deadline: 10 May.
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