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May 2020
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Global Science TV Launched!

Watch the first episode of Global Science TV, featuring ISC Patron Mary Robinson and ISC President Daya Reddy:

Global Science TV is a series of conversational episodes with internationally renowned scientific experts to entertain and inform viewers on the most notable scientific issues that society faces today. Subscribe on YouTube / Facebook / Twitter to stay informed!

ISC members are encouraged to get involved:
  • Suggest a speaker for the upcoming episodes by filling out the form
  • Share your science-related photos to be featured on the Global Science TV social media accounts.
Global Science TV, hosted by Australian media personality Nuala Hafner, is a co-production of the International Science Council and the Australian Academy of Science, with the opportunity for further collaboration by ISC members. 
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Explore the African Scientists Directory

Find relevant information on African experts in the natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering and mathematics. 
Funding awarded to support collaborative research for Agenda 2030 in African cities

Eight collaborative projects have been awarded up to €20,000 to foster research collaboration and support with publishing joint academic articles.
Extended deadline to express your interest in hosting the World Data System office

Owing to the exceptional circumstances concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, we now welcome full or partial submissions by 31 July 2020.
Realizing mission-oriented innovations in a fast-moving world

Longread with Dan Hill from the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova about identifying, following through, and evaluating missions.
WEBINAR: Accounting for Everyone - Using Gridded Population Data For Sustainable Development

Join us for a technical discussion on the use of gridded population data in a variety of applications.
UNESCO's Gender Wire features ISC Presents podcast

Read the Gender Wire newsletter and listen to our first podcast series on women in science.
Subscribe to receive our new episodes.
New commentaries on human development

In partnership with the UNDP, we started a global discussion, gathering voices from across the world to answer some of the key issues around human development.

Read the
expert contributions and make yours by 15 June.

Craig Calhoun

Maria Mendiluce

Jhonatan Clausen
Latest from the COVID-19 Global Science Portal

We continue sharing scientific commentaries and analyses in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and featuring various initiatives from our members. Let us know about yours.

Membership updates
Pathways to sustainability in a post-COVID world

The International Science Council and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have established a partnership to define and design sustainability pathways, through a multi-stakeholder dialogue, that will enable a more equitable post-COVID world.
New member: the Global Young Academy

The Global Young Academy joined the ISC in April 2020 as an Affiliated Member. In this brief interview, we hear more about the Academy and its activities.
New member: the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

The Korean Academy of Science and Technology joined the ISC in January 2020 as a Member Organization. In this brief interview, we hear more about the Academy and its activities.

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