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TWAS Young Affiliates Network goes live

The new TWAS Young Affiliates Network – TYAN – will bring fresh energy to the Academy by creating links among early career scientists and promoting international collaboration. Scientific competence, energy and the urgency to promote social responsibility are qualities that members of the newly established TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) all share. They met for […]

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The hidden virtues of sunburned pomegranates

Seeds of sunburned pomegranate fruit not suitable for commerce can be still exploited for their high-quality bioactive compounds, Olaniyi Fawole from Stellenbosch University reported at the TWAS General Meeting. Pomegranates have sometimes had an important presence in history. King Henry VIII of England and his wife Catherine of Aragon had the pomegranate of Granada in […]

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Bai Chunli: Rwanda is an inspiration

In his remarks at the opening ceremony of the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Rwanda, TWAS President Bai Chunli says that the small African nation has addresed its challenges by investing in science and educationYour Excellency, President Paul Kagame, Esteemed Minister of Education, Dr Papias Malimba Musafiri, Honourable ministers from Uganda and Tanzania, Distinguished representatives […]

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27th TWAS General Meeting Leading researchers and science policymakers convene in Rwanda for meeting of The World Academy of Sciences

Kigali, 27 October 2016 – The Government of Rwanda in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) will host the 27th TWAS General Meeting from 12 to 17 November 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting, which is a showcase for scientific excellence in the developing world, will attract around 300 participants from over 50 nations. These include […]

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