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“The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy.” TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief…

“To promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation” The International Astronomical Union mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation. Its individual Members — structured into Divisions,…

“Support and promote excellence in research, and the training of the next generation of researchers.” There are three Fonds de Recherche du Québec. The Fonds Nature and Technologies (FRQNT) The mission of FRQNT is as follows: to promote and provide financial support for research in the fields of natural sciences, mathematical sciences and engineering; to…

“To promote Geography through initiating and coordinating geographical research and teaching in all countries of the world” The International Geographical Union (IGU) is an international, non-governmental, professional organization devoted to the development of the discipline of Geography. The purposes of the IGU are primarily to promote Geography through initiating and coordinating geographical research and teaching…

“The SKAO’s mission is to build and operate cutting-edge radio telescopes to transform our understanding of the Universe, and deliver benefits to society through global collaboration and innovation.” The SKAO, formally known as the SKA Observatory, is a global collaboration of Member States whose mission is to build and operate cutting-edge radio telescopes to transform…

“The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics works to advance the applications of mathematics in all parts of the world.” The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics is a society of societies, with members from all around the world. ICIAM has member societies from all continents. Currently the membership of ICIAM consists of…

“The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the linchpin of China’s drive to explore and harness high technology and the natural sciences for the benefit of China and the world.” Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, a merit-based learned society and a system of higher education, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) brings together scientists and…

“To further international scientific activity in all branches of oceanic research” The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is an international non-governmental non-profit thematic organization of the International Science Council (ISC). SCOR activities focus on promoting international cooperation in planning and conducting oceanographic research, and solving methodological and conceptual problems that hinder research. SCOR covers…

“To advance science as a global public good” The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. Our vision The vision of the Council is to advance science…

“Uniting the efforts, scientific and material potentials of Member States for investigations of the fundamental properties of matter” The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental organization established through the Convention signed on 26th March 1956 by eleven founding States and registered with the United Nations on 1st February 1957. JINR is situated…