World Science Forum to focus on enabling power of science

© Ascom ABC, 2013 - Rio de Janeiro Opening Ceremony

The theme for this year’s World Science Forum is ‘the enabling power of science’. Participants from science, government, industry and civil society will be meeting in Budapest (Hungary) from 4 to 7 November 2015 to examine the many ways in which science improves our quality of life and creates new paths for business innovation.

The dates and themes of this, the seventh World Science Forum, were decided by the forum’s Steering Committee, which met at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 4 November 2014.

The World Science Forum is organized every two years by UNESCO, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the International Council for Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council. This year’s World Science Forum will be the seventh. The previous forum was held in Rio de Janeiro in November 2013.

During the Opening Ceremony, UNESCO’s Director-General will award two prestigious UNESCO prizes, the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation.

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