World Academy of Sciences, The

World Academy of Sciences, The
(1983; Trieste IT; 1,222 fellows in 90 countries;

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’

Leadership: Bai Chunli (President)
Budget: $4.9m (2017)

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