It is our honor and pleasure to announce that the sixth World Science Forum will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 24 to 27 November 2013. The Forum will be hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, UNESCO, ICSU, EASAC and AAAS.more..
WSF's Steering Committee has decided on the subjects of thematic sections of World Science Forum 2013 in Rio de Janeiro. At the meeting in Paris with the participation of József Pálinkás, President of MTA and WSF, and several Nobel Prize winning scientists, members also decided on the speakers of the plenary sessions dedicated to "Science for Sustainable Global Development" next year.more..
"More than ever before, the world will be shaped by science." World Science Forum’s (WSF) closing statement was endorsed by universal applause at WSF’s closing session held in Hungary’s Parliament Building on 19 November, 2011. Below, find an account of the final speeches made at the session by dignitaries including the Presidents of Hungary and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences respectively.more..
Cooperation was a key motif in address of the Hungarian deputy prime minister, Tibor Navracsics to the forum of distinguished scientists, ministers, representatives of international organizations, institutions on the closing day of WSF 2011 in the Parliament Building. Cooperation between governmental and academic bodies, between industry and researchers, investors and the public is necessary to address the global challenges facing us in the country, in the region, and globally, said Tibor Navracsics.more..
In the face of the Earth’s overpopulation, this thematic session was trying to strike a balance between mankind’s growing need for sufficient food and the preservation of the Earth’s biodiversity.more..
"Foresight Scenarios: What will international science be like in 2031?" - Thematic Session (ICSU) 19.11.2011
What will international science be like in 20 years? Speakers in this session organised by International Council for Science (ICSU) tried to depict the future, basing their predictions on the strategic plan of the ICSU for 2012-2017, and many foreseeable economic, social, political and environmental events.more..
Local policies of science have to look further afield than merely at the national or even regional levels. This idea was voiced repeatedly at the thematic section on Friday organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The session was chaired by Mr Vaughan Turekian, Chief International Officer at AAAS.more..
This thematic session chaired by , E. Sylvester Vizi, former President of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Was dedicated to the various scientific approaches recently developed in network research, the presentations focused on the role and impact that biological, mathematical, computational and communicational networks have on society.more..
It is no longer enough to think about the role of universities at a local level in an age when science and economy are becoming global. This was one of the key observations of the thematic session to which UNESCO delegated science policy experts from five countries.more..
If you think research is expensive try disease – thus Stefan H. Kaufmann, an immunologist from Germany, speaker of this thematic session quoted the words of Mary Lasker, an American health activist talking on the re-emerging threat of tuberculosis. This is one of several infectious diseases that threaten public health even today.more..
“A Forum of Global Fora: Sharing Knowledge for Global Challenges” - Parliamentary Session 19.11.2011
Within the framework provided by the conclusions of all scientific fora in the world, participants of the plenary session analysed and attempted to harmonise the ethical, environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of scientific discoveries. The plenary session, the fifth and last at WSF, was chaired by Mr Dong-Pil Min, honorary chairman of the Seoul S&T Forum.more..
On the second day of WSF 2011 a special plenary session was devoted to the factors driving changes in the ”landscape of science”. The session was chaired by EASAC’s president and former Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society Sir Brian Heap.more..
In his opening speech Mr József Pálinkás, President of HAS and WSF emphasised the importance of sciences: „Under the changing conditions of nature, science is faced by even greater challenges than before. Research should find quick, effective solutions and feasible answers to the problems raised by everyday life” – said the President. The greeting words of Mr. Pálinkás were followed by the opening speech of Mr Viktor Orbán Prime Minister of Hungary.more..
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has signed an agreement for closer cooperation with the Academies of Sciences of the Danube region Member States. The signatories are the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), the Romanian Academy (RA) and the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS). The agreement, which comes in the context of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, was signed at the Fifth leg of the World Science Forum series, organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in partnership with UNESCO, ICSU, and AAAS.more..
Entitled “The Changing Landscape of Science: Challenges and Opportunities”, the 2011 World Science Forum has now begun to take shape for the fifth time, organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in co-operation with UNESCO, the International Council for Science (ICSU), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).more..
At a two-day Multidisciplinary Water Conference, prominent Hungarian researchers presented their latest findings in water research, sending out scientific messages for the Budapest Water Summit scheduled for 8-11 October 2013. The conference held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 15-16 May was welcomed by President of Hungary János Áder, and opened by President of MTA József Pálinkás.more..
Scientists of fourteen nations have met for discussion in Budapest at the conference “Science and Diplomacy: Central Europe and Southern Mediterranean – exchange of experience in the framework of an Italo-Hungarian International Year of Culture and Science”. At the event organised by MTA, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Institute of Culture in Budapest, and TWA a welcoming speech was given by President of MTA József Pálinkás.more..