TWAS Plus - Vol. 2 - No. 5 - November 2016  
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TOP STORY Big data and the emerging field of data science may seem like a luxury for developing countries, but today they are a necessity in fields ranging from health to climate forecasting. In an editorial for the latest TWAS Newsletter, Academy President Bai Chunli says South-South and South-North partnerships are essential to build big data capacity in developing countries. And, he writes, publicly funded data should be open data.
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OPPORTUNITIES

Young African scientists of proven accomplishment may apply for the
African Union-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards. Deadline: 21 November.
 

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EVENTS

Scientists from 51 countries will convene for TWAS's 27th General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, focusing on the role of innovation to achieve sustainability.
 

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OPPORTUNITIES

Spend three months on a research visit to an institute in Germany with the TWAS-DFG cooperation programme.
Deadline: 31 March 2017.
 

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NEWS

Across 50 years, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research has propelled innovations that are meeting urgent challenges.
 

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OWSD

New OWSD President Jennifer Thomson, a South African geneticist, plans to expand OWSD's work and visibility to support women scientists.

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NEWS

Science needs a central role in international policy-making, the UN Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board concludes in its final report.
 

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NEWS

It's easier than ever to donate to TWAS with a new, fully secure online system offered through PayPal.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Expand your research and build your career at one of 300 centres of excellence in the TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme. Deadline: 1 December.
 

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IAP

When research results are reproducible, public trust in science improves. And it leads to better products, services and health, says a new IAP statement.
 

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"The soft power of science has the potential to reshape global diplomacy."

Ahmed Zewail (1946-2016)
1999 Nobel laureate in chemistry
1989 TWAS Fellow

                        
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