Press Room

TWAS Public Information Unit disseminates news and statistics, informs about events and activities, providing assistance and contacts to journalists and the media.

The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), founded in 1983, is a programme unit of UNESCO. Its principal aim is to promote scientific capacity and excellence for sustainable development in developing countries. Today, TWAS has more than 1,400 elected fellows — some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and engineers — representing 112 countries; 13 of them are Nobel laureates.

Additionally, 431 scientists from 83 countries are part of the TWAS Young Affiliates Network. TWAS has graduated 1,134 PhDs and offered 2,362 postdoctoral fellowships, bestowed 1,258 prizes, has offered 2,763 research grants, trained 643 in science diplomacy, and supported 1,434 exchange visits.

TWAS has five Regional Partners that help organize activities and disseminate information: in Alexandria, Egypt; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Beijing, China; Pretoria, South Africa; and Bangalore, India.

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TWAS in the news

Here you can find a selection of news coverage about TWAS, Fellows and programmes.