TWOWS 4th General Assembly and International Conference Opens in Beijing

TWOWS (Third World Organization for Women in Science) Fourth General Assembly and International Conference opens in Beijing, China, on June 27, 2010.

XI Jinping, Vice President of China presented the opening ceremony and made a speech on the Assembly. The Chinese Vice President said Sunday that China encouraged women employed in science and technology to contribute more to the country's modernization, social progress and the rejuvenation of the Chinese people.

XI also conferred medals to 12 talented women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean who won the TWOWS Award for their research excellence.

TWOWS is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental body based at the offices of TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. It is the first international forum to unite eminent women scientists from the South with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.

The year of 2010 sees the fourth general assembly of the organization. The Conference is hosted by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) and Academy of Sciences in the Developing World (TWAS). 

The Conference, whose theme is “Women Scientists in a Changing World”, is expected to cover a critical range of socially relevant scientific topics of interest to the overall objectives of TWOWS. More than 20 seminars will be carried out on life sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, social sciences and humanities, geoscience and environment, recover and reconstruction of ecosystem, influence of climate change on women, leadership and team construction of women, etc.

Over 700 women scientists from more than 50 countries and areas will attend the four-day Assembly.

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