TWAS-2018_Steering Committee Meeting at RICeST

The twenty-eighth General Meeting of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) was held at RICeST in Shiraz with the presence of Dr. Romain Morenzi, Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences, Dr. Masoud Boroumand, Deputy for Research and Technology at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Dr. Reza Malekzadeh, Deputy for Research and Technology at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Dr. Firoozabadi, permanent member of TWAS, Dr. Mohammad Jawad Dehqani, RICeST and ISC president, Dr. Masoud Sadri Nasab, Director of the Center for International Studies and Collaboration of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Dr. Reza Mansoori, permanent member of TWAS, Dr. Beita Mesgarpour, Associate Advisor for Research and Technology at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Ali Mortaza Birang, Deputy Director of International Affairs and Technology Exchange, Dr. Bahador Shiraz University of Medical Sciences president, Dr. Nadgaran Shiraz University president, and some of the officials Including Dr. Sharif Head of the Elite Foundation.
It is approved that the time to hold the meeting will be in November, 2018, and its location in Iran, Shiraz, RICeST.
The number of proposed guests from all developed and developing countries would be 350, out of which there would be about 100 prominent scientists in the country.
Regarding the length of the meeting, discussion would be held and it was decided to coordinate with the executive committee for a maximum of 4 days.
Dr. Morenzi expressed his hope that they would be allowed to return to RICeST in May 20178 to follow up the work process.
He inserted that the main goal of the TWAS meeting in different countries is to encourage developing and less developed societies to create scientific and research mobility. He continued to discuss the prizes of Tawas: “Tawas presents 10 awards in different fields, each with a thorough and independent refereeing process, and therefore, the diverse look of the universe and the distribution of prizes is not discriminatory.”

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