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South African mathematician elected as next President of the International Council for Science
Sep 03, 2014 Professor Daya Reddy, an internationally recognized mathematician from South Africa, today became the new President-elect of the International Council for Science
International Council for Science endorses open access to scientific record; cautions against misuse of metrics Sep 02, 2014
The General Assembly of the International Council for Science today endorsed open access principles and provided key recommendations guarding against the misuse of metrics in the evaluation of research performance.
Celebrating 30 years of global change research Sep 01, 2014
The global science community today celebrated 30 years of research collaboration that has contributed to fundamental breakthroughs in our understanding of the Earth System.
ICSU General Assembly opens in Auckland Aug 31, 2014
Gathering in Auckland for the tri-annual General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the representatives of the scientific community will take key decisions that will define the direction of international science for the coming years.
Science advice to governments comes of age at Auckland conference Aug 29, 2014
Responding to the increasingly global nature of societal challenges, practitioners of science advice to governments formed a global network to share practice and strengthen their ties, at the first global conference on science advice to governments, which was held in Auckland, New Zealand this week.
Maryam Mirzakhani first female winner of Fields medal Aug 13, 2014
The medal, awarded at an event hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), an ICSU Member, was awarded to Iranian national Mirzakhani for her work on complex geometry. She is one of four winners this year.
ICSU grants programme open for applications Aug 05, 2014
Members are now invited to submit applications for the 2015 ICSU grants programme.
UN supports call for an international science advisory mechanism on disaster risk reduction Jul 16, 2014
A delegation led by ICSU as the organising partner of the UN Science and Technology Major Group took part in the first meeting of the preparatory committee for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
ICSU organizes side event at UN High Level Political Forum Jul 03, 2014
The International Council for Science organized, together with UN-DESA and UNEP, a side event this week at the meeting of the High-Level Political Forum in New York focusing on the importance of science in the SDGs for monitoring progress and achieving the goals.
Future Earth to get globally distributed secretariat Jul 02, 2014
Future Earth, the new international programme for global sustainability which brings together thousands of the world’s leading researchers on global environmental change, will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents.
Second session of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development Jun 17, 2014
The second session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development will be held at the United Nations in New York from 30 June to 7 July 2014. ICSU will be organizing a side event on the strengthening of science-policy links and provide both written and oral input to the discussions of the Forum.
Disaster risk conference kicks off in China Jun 07, 2014
The Second Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference opened today, 7 June, at the Beijing International Convention Centre in central Beijing.
New head of IRDR appointed Jun 07, 2014
ICSU is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director of its Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme (IRDR).
2nd young scientists networking conference on the future of the green economy Jun 05, 2014
Last week, 30 excellent young scientists from across the globe met at Villa Vigoni, Italy with an interdisciplinary team of leading senior scientists to advance integrative research and knowledge on societies’ transition towards a green economy.
Franz Gatzweiler to be Executive Director of Urban Health programme Jun 03, 2014
Dr Franz Gatzweiler has been appointed Executive Director of the International Programme Office (IPO) of ICSU’s Urban Health programme. He will take up his new role in October 2014 at the IPO, hosted at the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE) in the city of Xiamen in southern China.
ICSU organized meeting on collaboration between development and global environmental change communities May 19, 2014
On 5-6 May 2014, the International Council for Science (ICSU) in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) convened a meeting at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg to enhance collaboration between the development aid and the global environmental change (GEC) communities to achieve development goals in Africa.
ICSU issues joint statement on need for an international science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction May 16, 2014
ICSU, in collaboration UKCDS*, the Wellcome Trust, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued a statement on the need for a science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction.
ICSU convenes meeting between research and international development communities May 02, 2014
Next week, on 5-6 May 2014, the International Council for Science, in partnership with the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency, will convene a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, to enhance collaboration between the development aid and the global environmental change research (GEC) communities to achieve development goals in Africa.
Call for Proposals: Transformations to Sustainability May 02, 2014
The International Social Science Council (ISSC) has launched a new global research funding programme as a contribution to the work of Future Earth.
Future Earth launches online consultation on research priorities Apr 24, 2014
Future Earth is undertaking a community consultation to identify the most important and most critical challenges for global change science to address in the next 5 years.
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