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  • The UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board to have its first meeting

    Friday, 24. January 2014 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s new advisory committee consisting of a panel of international experts will hold its first working session next week in Berlin. The Scientific Advisory Board will advise the Secretary-General in matters of science, research and technology. Included among the 26 members from various scientific disciplines is the microbiologist Professor Jörg Hacker, the President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina which has its headquarters in Halle (Saale). The constituent meeting of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board will begin with an inauguration ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on Thursday, 30 January.

  • Leopoldina expands its working relationship with The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

    Monday, 2. December 2013 - The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities will work together even more closely in the future. Professor Ruth Arnon, president of the Israeli National Academy, and Leopoldina president Professor Jörg Hacker signed the pertinent cooperation agreement yesterday in Jerusalem. The agreement serves to supplement and strengthen an already existing relationship.

  • IAP & IAMP release Joint Statement on Antimicrobial Resistance

    Press release forwarded on behalf of the Interacademy Panel (IAP) and the InterAcdemy Medical Panel (IAMP)

    Tuesday, 19. November 2013 - IAP - The Global Network of Science Academies, which comprises 106 science academies from both developed and developing countries, and the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP), an international network of medical academies and scientific academies’ medical divisions, today issued a Joint Statement on ‘Antimicrobial Resistance: A Call for Action’. In the Joint Statement IAP and IAMP highlight the critical role that antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic) drugs play in today’s medical practices, but also that there have been dramatic increases in the number of pathogens developing resistance to these drugs.

  • Jörg Hacker appointed to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board

    Monday, 21. October 2013 - The microbiologist Professor Jörg Hacker has been appointed to the new United Nations Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Advisory Board was set up by the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. The 26 members are to serve as a source for advice on science, research and technology. The issues of the sustainability of our society’s development and the eradication of poverty play a central role in the consultations. The appointees include scientists from a broad range of scientific fields. UNESCO will host the Secretariat for the board.

  • IAP Statement: Response to the Report of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post-2015 development agenda

    Press release forwarded on behalf of the Interacademy Panel (IAP)

    Monday, 23. September 2013 - IAP - The Global Network of Science Academies, which comprises 106 science academies from both developed and developing countries, today responded to the UN-established High Level Panel’s post-2015 agenda for global development and stressed the pivotal role of science in defining the agenda’s priorities. The world’s science academies stand ready to provide expert guidance to the panel and the international community as they further develop the agenda and take action to implement it, said IAP in a statement.

  • How did I become the person I am? Leopoldina Annual Assembly to discuss the shaping of the individual

    Monday, 9. September 2013 - “Mind, brain, genomes and society. How did I become the person I am?” The participants in this year’s German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina Annual Assembly from 20 to 22 September 2013 will provide a range of answers to this question. More than 400 guests from around the world are expected at the Leopoldina’s headquarters in Halle. In their lectures, renowned researchers will address various aspects associated with the shaping of our personalities. A notable highlight will be a lecture by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman on the Friday evening. The patron of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Federal President Joachim Gauck, and the Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt, Dr Reiner Haseloff, are to attend the official opening ceremony.

  • Leopoldina Annual Assembly to discuss the shaping of the individual

    Tuesday, 27. August 2013 - The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will focus on the theme “Geist – Gehirn – Genom – Gesellschaft (“Mind, brain, genome and society”) at its 2013 Annual Assembly, which will take place from 20 to 22 September and welcome over 400 guests from around the world to Halle (Saale). The event will focus on the key questions: How do we become the person we are? How does the interplay of our mind, brain, genes and society shape our individual personalities? Researchers from a range of disciplines will present answers to these questions in around 20 lectures during the event. The patron of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Federal President Joachim Gauck, will speak at the official opening ceremony on the Friday afternoon.

  • Leopoldina signs cooperation agreement with the Academy of Science of South Africa

    Tuesday, 6. August 2013 - The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy of Science of South Africa are set to collaborate even more in the future, thanks to a cooperation agreement signed in Pretoria by Leopoldina President Professor Jörg Hacker and President of the Academy of Science of South Africa, Professor Daya Reddy.

  • Report Says Turkish Scientists Unjustly Accused

    International Human Rights Science Network Calls for Exoneration of Eight Colleagues.
    Press release by the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies forwarded on behalf of the Human Rights Committee (HRC) of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

    Thursday, 1. August 2013 - A report, “Scientists, Engineers, and Medical Doctors in Turkey,” by U.S. Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond, German surgeon Hans-Peter Zenner, and Carol Corillon, executive director of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies — for which the report was written — calls on the government of Turkey to release one scientist (serving a 13-year sentence) from prison and drop charges against three others who are in long-term detention and release them immediately and to also drop charges against four others. All are charged with terrorism-related crimes. None is known to have advocated or practiced violence.

  • Germany, Russia and the EU: Young scientists discuss the horizons of science from European comparative perspectives

    Friday, 19. July 2013 - Within the “3rd German-Russian Young Researchers Forum” young researchers from both countries as well as representatives of prestigious science and research organisations convene from 21st to 25th July 2013. 35 highly qualified young researchers will meet at Haus Humboldtstein Conference Centre in Bonn-Remagen (Germany). The event is organised by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the Council of Young Scientists of the RAS and the German Junge Akademie. Now in its third edition, the forum was initiated within the bilateral German-Russian Year of Education, Research and Innovation 2011/2012.

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