to creating electronic theses available soon
of the main projects discussed during the UNESCO-sponsored
Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations
held at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena
(USA) recently was the International Guide for the Creation
of Electronic Theses. [More]
of the Baltic’ to host Crustal Movements Symposium
April 2001 -
As part of national implementation of paragraphs 29–34 of
the Science Agenda on Environmental and Sustainable
Development, Finland is organizing an international symposium
on vertical movements and hazards caused by crustal movements.
Research Network launched in UAE
2001 - The Director-General of UNESCO
was among dignataries attending the opening of the Euro-Arab
Research Network centre at Ajman University of Science and
in the United Arab Emirates last week. The centre was formally
inaugurated on 20 March by His Highness Sheikh Humaid
bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman. [More]
profiles promise return to reliable statistics in Central
Asia 26 March
- UNESCO’s Almaty Office (Kazahkstan) plans to complete national
statistical profiles of five Central Asian republics by the
end of this year as part of sub-regional follow-up to the
World Conference on Science. [More]
water management everyone’s business
- The First Science Days open today in Casablanca (Morocco)
on the theme of the social management of water and the roles
universities and other partners can play.
celebrates World Water Day
2001 - The main activity in Cuba to
mark World Water Day today will be a ceremony in the province
of Camaguey at which prizes will be awarded to the winners
of the Third National Children’s Contest, ‘Trazaguas’.
The ceremony will be attended by national authorities, the
Diplomatic Corps and representatives of United Nations agencies.
introduce state-of-the-art courses in complex systems
2001 - The Abdus Salam International
Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
in Trieste (Italy) are launching a two-year Master's Degree
Programme on Modeling and Simulation of Complex Realities.
Communication Network for the Pacific tabled at workshop 16
March 2001 -
Participants in a Canberra workshop (Australia) have proposed
the establishment of a science communication network for the
proposes Regional Centre on Urban Water Management 15 March
Regional Centre on Urban Water Management in Teheran (Iran),
which would operate under the auspices of UNESCO, has come
a step closer to realization with the signing of an Aide-Memoire
between the Senior Vice-Minister of Energy of Iran and UNESCO’s
Deputy Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences.
Two new biosphere reserves
Release: The Bureau of the MAB ICC
designated two biosphere reserves on the 22 March 2001: Sierra
Gorda in Mexico and Waterberg in South Africa. The
World Network of Biosphere Reserves
now includes 393 sites in 94 countries.
IAPSO/IAMAS/CLIVAR Symposium "Role of Ocean on Climate Variability
over South America" to be held at Joint IAPSO/IABO Assembly:
2001 An Ocean Odyssey, Argentina, October 2001.
Group of Experts meets in Paris, 13-16
February 2001 The DOSS-2 (Development, Operations,
Structures and Statutes) Group of Experts will meet in Paris
to discuss the revision of the IOC Rules of Procedure, in
light of the new IOC Statutes adopted by the 20th IOC Assembly.