IAP and its member academies believe that science, scientific knowledge and scientific progress are an essential part of human culture and are vital to advance human welfare and well being. They also believe that the scientific method has much to offer in the pursuit of just and fair societies. These beliefs are the foundation of IAP and all it does. IAP is therefore committed to making the voice of science heard on issues of crucial importance to the future of humankind.

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  • 24 November 2014

    Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) programme

    US NAS invites member academies in eligible countries to submit proposals on technical topics that address a development challenge ... Read More

  • 22 November 2014

    Regional Workshop on Scientific Writing and Science Communication

    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) bring together current postgraduate (PG) fellows based at institutions of higher learning in South Africa who are studying towards a doctorate or PhD qualification ... Read More

  • 12 November 2014

    IAP calls for improved science education

    A declaration, endorsed by IAP's Executive Committee, calls on IAP member academies, governments, the private sector and UNESCO to strengthen science education around the world - with a focus on the proven methods of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) ... Read More

  • 10 November 2014

    Enhancing the Capacity of African Science Academies: The Final Evaluation of ASADI

    The InterAcademy Council (IAC) has issued a review of the African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI). The review concludes that the initiative has been a significant success - both in terms of meeting its stated objectives and in its wider positive impacts on the trajectory of the African science academies that it supported ... Read More

  • 29 October 2014

    IAP Science Education conference kicks off in Beijing

    The IAP Science Education Programme (SEP) Biennial Conference is now under way in Beijing, China. Hosted by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology (CAST), the conference is focusing on ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) / Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education’. The meeting brings together 136 participants, with 28 coming from 19 countries outside China ... Read More

  • 28 October 2014

    The "Smart Village" initiative ...

    The Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust in partnership with, and based on scoping research carried out by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), the IAP Affiliated Regional Network for Europe, are now engaged in a study of sustainable energy for villages off-grid in Africa, Asia and Latin America. IAP Members Academies located in these regions are invited to get involved ... Read More

  • 28 October 2014

    Fellowship opportunities for early-career Women Scientists in the Developing World

    Call for nominations for the Elsevier Foundation Awards in Physics and Maths 2014 - Deadline extended to 15 November 2014 ... Read More