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TWAS-ARO aims to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in the region.


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TWAS 2017 Prizes and the 2017 TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences

09 Feb 2017

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries is seeking nominations for the TWAS 2017 Prizes and the 2017 TWAS-Siwei Cheng Prize in Economic Sciences.

5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 24-29 September 2017/Call for Applications

17 Nov 2016

The application process for the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has started. Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme: 2016 Call for Applications

27 Oct 2016

The TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme enables competent researchers from the developing countries to visit participating centres of excellence in the South for research collaboration. An associate is appointed for three years during which s/he can visit a selected centre twice for 2-3 months each time. Almost 300 centres participate in the scheme.

TWAS-ARO Young Arab Scientist (YAS) Prize 2016

27 Sep 2016

In celebration of the International Year of Pulses (UNESCO 2016), TWAS-ARO chose the theme of “The Implementation of Food Security Research for the Arab Region Sustainability” for the Young Arab Scientist (YAS) Prize 2016.

TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship: 2016 Call for Applications

11 Aug 2016

TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world,, is now accepting applications for the TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship programme.