TWAS Plus - Vol. 4 No. 4 - July 2018
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TOP STORY  Myanmar is a rapidly transforming country with an urgent need to develop research to support environmental controls. Under the TWAS-Elsevier visiting expert programme, Finnish ecologist Merja Itävaara visited Myanmar to help local scientists build environmental education and programmes.  More
EDITORIAL

The global research community has an obligation to support scientists displaced by war, Executive Director Romain Murenzi says in the new TWAS Newsletter.

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NEWS

Former Executive Director Mohamed Hassan was elected to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences for scientific merit and promoting science in the South.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a career-building PhD? TWAS and four partners offer postgraduate fellowships in chemistry, biology, biotech and others. Deadline: 31 August.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Institutions and groups in Least Developed Countries can gain access to needed expertise through the TWAS Visiting Expert Programme. Deadline: 1 October. 

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NEWS

The four organisations of the Science International project, including TWAS, met to discuss policy and programmes for war-displaced scientists.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Scientists 35 and under may apply for PhD fellowships in physical sciences, offered by the TWAS-Bose fellowship programme. Deadline: 31 July.

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OWSD

OWSD is now accepting applications for a new fellowship for early-career women scientists, offering an award of up to USD50,000. Deadline: 31 August.

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NEWS

At a TWAS workshop, more than 120 high school students from Italy and Slovenia learned how to become ambassadors of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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NEWS

Fathiah Zakham, a Yemeni microbiologist and TWAS-Al-Kharafi prize winner, was featured in a BBC program about challenges faced by exiled researchers.

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IAP

Meeting in Pakistan, the IAP science education programme released the 'Islamabad Declaration' urging governments to increase their commitments to science education.

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS postdoctoral fellowships in Pakistan, India and Thailand support advanced research in biotech and physical sciences. Deadline: 31 July.

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OPPORTUNITIES

The deadline to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship offered by TWAS and partners in India, Malaysia and Pakistan is 31 August.

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NEWS

Chemist Kalulu Taba dreams of improving living conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo using plant extracts to kill water-polluting bacteria.

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NEWS

Education and timely communication are key to containing Ebola outbreaks, says TWAS Fellow Vincent Titanji from Cameroon, an expert an expert in infectious diseases.

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"Science in Exile", a film from TWAS, explores the stories of four scientists displaced by war. If your organisation would like to screen it, please email scienceinexile@twas.org.

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid political leader

                        
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