15.11.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice/UNESCOPRESS

Exploring the Changing Landscape of Science: World Science Forum 2011

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) © Zoltán Bese

The fifth World Science Forum will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from 17 to 19 November. Dedicated to the changing landscape of science, the conference is to serve as a forum for reflection about the challenges facing science today. The Forum is organized by Hungary’s Academy of Science, in partnership with UNESCO, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Every two years, it brings together scientists, decision-makers, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations, alongside educational and research institutions. 

Participants will focus on changes in science due to global efforts in research and development and to the growing importance of emerging economies. Themes to be addressed include: new forces at play in science and technology; trends in higher education and the new generation of researchers.

The World Science Forum follows in the footsteps of the World Science Conference organized in Budapest in 1999 by UNESCO and ICSU. Unlike the previous sessions that were held in the Hungarian capital in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008, the next Forum will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). 

Source (15.11.2011 - UNESCOPRESS): Budapest World Science Forum to examine the changing landscape of science




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