The World Academy of Sciences

Founding Year: 1983


Budget: $4.9m (2017)

Bai Chunli (President)

Formerly known as “The Third World Academy of Sciences” (2013), this science organization is dedicated to “the advancement of science in developing countries – works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy.” They offer opportunities to scientists through fellowships, research grants, scientific meetings, awards, visiting scientist programs and their Centres of Excellence.


  • Quarterly magazine ‘TWAS Newsletter’
  • ‘TWAS Annual Reports’
  • Booklet series ‘Excellence in Science’
  • Research reports
  • Highlight: Movie ‘Science in Exile’


The World Academy of Sciences contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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