A World of Science by theme: Monitoring progress towards knowledge societies

  • 60 Years of the Double Helix (2013, EN), on the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953 and how it ushered in a revolution in medicine, agriculture, forensics, insurance and even archaeology and palaeontology
  • Bridging the Digital Divide (November, 2012, EN, ES), on a CERN-UNESCO Digital Library School which is training librarians and IT specialists, in order to foster the development of digital libraries in Africa
  • The High Level of Research Promotes Israeli Science-based Industries (2012, EN, ES, FR), interview on the strong role played by the business sector in contemporary Israeli science
  • ‘We were Set for Some Dramatic Events’ (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), interview on the implications of the Arab Spring for science in the region
  • Science without Borders (2011, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the growing trend towards internationalization of science and science diplomacy, based on the findings in the UNESCO Science Report 2010
  • The Growing Role of Knowledge in the Global Economy (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the findings of the UNESCO Science Report 2010, a series which monitors the status of science around the world every five years, with data supplied by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics
  • The Rise of Innovation in India (2010, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the impact of policies in India to foster innovation, taken from the UNESCO Science Report 2010
  • Headcounts and Headaches Measuring Women in Science (2007, EN, ES, FR, RU), on the results of a survey by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics
  • The Very Real Success of the Avicenna Virtual Campus (2006, EN, ES, FR, RU), on a UNESCO programme which is networking universities around an e-learning platform to promote the sharing of teaching resources around the Mediterranean Basin and broaden access to higher education in a region with growing student rolls
  • The Shifting Fortunes of Global Science (2006, EN, ES, FR), on the findings of the UNESCO Science Report 2005, with data supplied by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics
  • Caribbean Science under the Microscope (2005, EN, FR), on the state of science, technology and innovation in the English-speakign countries of the Caribbean, based on the findings of the UNESCO Science Report 2005
  • Cuban Science: a Jewel in the Caribbean Crown (2005, EN, FR), on the reasons why Cuba is an exception in the Caribbean region, based on the findings of the UNESCO Science Report 2005
  • What Future for Open Science? (2004, EN, FR), on the growing temptation to privatize or commercialize government-funded public-interest science
  • Measuring Progress Towards Knowledge Societies (2004, EN, FR), study by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics of investment in research and development in terms of funding and human resources
  • Policies for Redressing Iraq (2004, EN, FR), interview on the government’s priorities for redressing research and development in the new Iraq
  • On NEPAD in General and Mozambique in Particular (2004, EN, FR), interview on the origins of Africa’s New Partnership for Development and Mozambique’s priorities for science and technology
  • Towards Knowledge Societies (2003, EN, FR), interview on the difference between information societies and knowledge societies

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