About IUBS

IUBS Vision, Objectives and Strategies

The mission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) is to unify biology through diversity. It provides a global platform for cooperation among scientists from various biology disciplines. As a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation, it promotes research, training, and education. It advocates access and benefit-sharing of knowledge and resources. Established in 1919, IUBS supports finding solutions for several scientific questions, such as climate change and other global challenges. IUBS is the only international body that covers all disciplines of biological and life sciences. It currently unites and speaks for more than 110 national, scientific, and institutional members from all over the world.

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IUBS Action Plan

During the General Assembly, the IUBS members review and approve the scientific programs that will be implemented during the triennium. The Executive Committee can also establish new initiatives. Here is an overview of the activities currently supported by IUBS.

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IUBS elects new Executive Committee at 33rd GA at Oslo

The year 2019 marks the centenary of International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). IUBS has had glorious 100 years: full of landmark contributions to research in biology at large and its application of science of biology for agriculture, medicine, conservation of biodiversity and for sustainable development. 

On this special occasion, IUBS just concluded a special General Assembly with various sessions under the theme “A Century of Unifying Biology” on 30th July, followed by reflections on the history of IUBS. 

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IUBS: 100 Years of Glorious History

Executive Summary: The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS; founded in 1919), which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, promotes open science and open data policy and guidelines in the domains of bio-nomenclature/biodiversity, public health, agriculture, etc. It is taking a leading role in Convention of Biodiversity (CBD), Climate Change Education, Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BDHD), etc. IUBS itself has aligned with the changing world of the 21st century by closely working with other science and social science unions in addressing the challenges posed by global warming, deforestation, increased human/livestock migration, rapid urbanization, invasive species, new epidemics, etc. The international scope of the scientists that IUBS can bring to bear on the relevant issues is its major contribution to both science and leadership.

 

IUBS: its glorious history: IUBS was founded in 1919. At that time, Biology was one discipline. IUBS initiated the International Committee on Bionomenclature and has sponsored the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) for many years. Several IUBS scientific members dealing with this topic have their origin either in former IUBS commissions or sessions in its Congresses: they include the International Association for Plant Taxonomy, International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi, International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature, International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants, Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area, Biodiversty Information Standards (Taxonomic Database Working Group).

 

Subsequently, with deeper and wider scope of its understanding, biology’s sub-disciplines became more prominent and thereby many new Unions emerged from IUBS – for example, the International Union of Microbiology Societies (IUMS), International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS, from which International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology was spun off) and even the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) was briefly a Section of IUBS in the Division of Zoology, before gaining Union status in 1955 of then International Council for Science (ICSU; now International Science Council, ISC).

 

Biology – in the past three decades: As Biology became too vast a discipline and with exponential increase in the size of the community, it resulted in more and more sub-disciplines trying to address biological phenomena in isolation. It also changed the way Biology was funded globally, by public funding agencies, or charity trusts or R&D funding by profit-oriented companies. They all aimed at achieving focused deliverables in the shortest time periods. Added to this, experimental technology and data handling ability were limited to make this vast field more integrated to address biological questions at the systems-level. This resulted in the decline of importance of looking at Biological phenomena at holistic-levels.

 

IUBS as a global leader in Integrated Biological sciences in the 21st Century: With better understanding of Gene-Environment interactions and ease of handling large amounts of data coming from genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenomics, 21st century biological science is all about integrated approaches to study living systems along their entire scale of size and spectrum of complexity, from chemistry to biochemistry to physiology to organismal to population to ecosystem. IUBS has risen to this new opportunities and challenges. Additionally, the impacts of climate change, rapid urbanization, and decreased forest cover have emphasized the importance of activities (such as biodiversity, ecology and evolution, bio-nomenclature, taxonomy etc.) that are traditionally represented and supported only by IUBS among the science unions. This is reflected in the fact that IUBS was leading the biocluster of the International Council for Science (ICSU) just before its merger with ISSC to form International Science Council (ISC).

 

More importantly, IUBS is leading the Science of Biodiversity forum at COP-CBD in framing science-based policy and guidelines on conservation, open access to information/knowledge and access to benefit sharing. IUBS has been invited by the European Commission to translate the outcomes of global science-policy processes on biodiversity and ecosystem services into action at the European scale and, vice versa, to ensure that European science-policy processes contribute to the global debate and action. IUBS is also an active member of the Regional Bio-Bridge Initiative for Western European and Others Group (WEOG) to provide scientific and technical inputs to achieve their national biodiversity targets.

 

IUBS-financed activities: IUBS has been able to provide financial support to initiate a relatively large number of international programs, which in turn have resulted in major international research programs such as Integrated Climate Change Biology (iCCB), Biological Consequences of Global Change (BCGC), International Commission for Bionomenclature (ICB), Unifying Biology Through Informatics (UBTI), Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BDHD), AgroEcosystems: managed pollinators, and Pastoralism. IUBS is the lead partner in ISC (formerly ICSU)-sponsored Climate Change Education program (TROP ICSU) involving a large number of other unions representing different disciplines of sciences and social sciences. IUBS has committed financial support too for this from its own resources. IUBS is also a partner, both in activities and in providing financial support, to the Gender Gap project of ISC (formerly ICSU). In addition, IUBS supports many conferences, particularly to facilitate participation of young scientists.

 

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20 Mar 2020

COVID-19: Time to reiterate our commitment to internationalisation of science

IUBS expresses its solidarity with all those medical specialists and scientists from around the world working round the clock to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to treat individuals who have been infected and to develop new drugs and vaccines and more importantly those who are providing essential services such as delivery of food, medicine, security etc. IUBS expresses condolences to those who have succumbed to the viral infection. 

In these difficult times, it is important that we all do our bit towards ameliorating the situation. Precaution without panic is the key, along with ensuring that only factually and scientifically correct information is circulated within our communities and society at large. 

Authentic and latest information by World Health Organization (WHO) about the COVID-19 pandemic is available here 

In this time of global crisis, IUBS reiterates its commitment to facilitate collaborations between biologists from across the world, free access to scientific information and democratisation of knowledge.

This crisis is also a reminder that we all take up, on war-footing, issues of climate change and put in place actions to achieve sustainable developmental goals. The loss of life and impact on economy just due to one pandemic is a warning of what future generations may face, if we do not act now.

IUBS is proud to have seeded initiatives such as Biological Consequences of Global Change (BCGC), integrated Climate Change Biology (iCCB), Open Biodiversity and Heath Big Data (BHBD) etc, which have generated vital data, and have built international teams of experts to comprehensively study impact of global change. IUBS would continue to support such initiatives and facilitate advancing the primary results to the next stage, which would be useful to predict and prevent pandemic such as COVID-19 in future.

31 Jan 2017 · Politics

IUBS endorses ICSU's statement against US-immigration ban

The International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which is effectively banning entry to the United States for citizens of seven countries. In the opinion of the Council, the Order is inappropriately broad. ICSU is concerned about the negative effects the Order will have on the freedom of scientific exchange among scientists and students of science worldwide, resulting in negative impacts on the progress of science, and impeding societies around the globe from benefitting from this progress. IUBS shares the concerns of ICSU in this issue. IUBS also is concerned about the freedom to invite for conferences, like the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), which feels to be required to refrain from supporting any conferences in the US until any such ban is lifted. IUBS also is concerned about the free exchange of scientific information, like the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

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20 Mar 2020

COVID-19: Time to reiterate our commitment to internationalisation of science

IUBS expresses its solidarity with all those medical specialists and scientists from around the world working round the clock to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to treat individuals who have been infected and to develop new drugs and vaccines and more importantly those who are providing essential services such as delivery of food, medicine, security etc. IUBS expresses condolences to those who have succumbed to the viral infection. 

In these difficult times, it is important that we all do our bit towards ameliorating the situation. Precaution without panic is the key, along with ensuring that only factually and scientifically correct information is circulated within our communities and society at large. 

Authentic and latest information by World Health Organization (WHO) about the COVID-19 pandemic is available here 

In this time of global crisis, IUBS reiterates its commitment to facilitate collaborations between biologists from across the world, free access to scientific information and democratisation of knowledge.

This crisis is also a reminder that we all take up, on war-footing, issues of climate change and put in place actions to achieve sustainable developmental goals. The loss of life and impact on economy just due to one pandemic is a warning of what future generations may face, if we do not act now.

IUBS is proud to have seeded initiatives such as Biological Consequences of Global Change (BCGC), integrated Climate Change Biology (iCCB), Open Biodiversity and Heath Big Data (BHBD) etc, which have generated vital data, and have built international teams of experts to comprehensively study impact of global change. IUBS would continue to support such initiatives and facilitate advancing the primary results to the next stage, which would be useful to predict and prevent pandemic such as COVID-19 in future.

26 Feb 2020

USA rejoins IUBS

IUBS warmly welcomes the renewal of memebership of the National Academy of Sciences, United States of America. The proceedings of the approval of membership renewal were conducted via an electronic General Assembly. It ensured to meet the IUBS statutes and in accordance with the resolution taken at the last GA.

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26 Feb 2020 · Gender Gap · Education and Outreach

Gender Gap project accomplishments featured by ISC

The Gender Gap project has been funded by the International Science  Council (ISC) during the first phase (2017-2019), along with several international science unions. The motive, accomplishments and key findings of the project have been featured by ISC in an online article published in February 2020.  The article can be found here.

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26 Feb 2020 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU accomplishments featured by ISC

The TROP ICSU project has been funded by the International Science  Council (ISC) during the first phase (2017-2019). The accomplishments of TROP ICSU, feedback from various stake-holders and future plans have been featured by ISC in an online article published in February 2020. Representative feedback received from various stake-holders such as participants of educators workshops, undergraduate students, members of partner unions and the motive behind the TROP ICSU project are included in this article. The article can be found here.

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21 Feb 2020 · ICMAP

European Network EOHUB (Challenges in the Field of Essential Oils) to sign partnership agreement with ICMAP

IUBS member society, the International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP) is envisioning closer collaboration with EOHUB. As a first step, a partnership agreement is to be signed.

Founded on March 21, 2019, the European Network on Challenges in the Field of Essential Oils, aims to contribute to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, through stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of Essential Oils, a project fitting within the EU 2020 strategy. EOHUB aims to strengthen partnerships and increase the capacity of higher education institutions and business to integrate research results and innovative practice into the educational offer.

EOHUB free Newsletter can be  accessed at https://eohubbio.eu/eohub-second-newsletter/

Downlodable information is available here.

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11 Feb 2020 · Gender Gap

Gender Gap in Science Book Published

IUBS is one of the ten partners in the ISC funded project  "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?". All the findings, conclusions and recommendationf of the project are now available as a downloadable book. The preliminary version of the book is available here. It contains a set of Recommendations for Instructor and Parents, for Local Organizations and for Scientific Unions.

The results of findings of the surveys and studies done via this project were presented in a recent conference held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy in November 2019. They were also disucssed in a recent event of the celebration of the  International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 was co-organized by UNESCO on 7th February 2020.

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04 Feb 2020

Call for Applications: 2020 OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) announces the 2020 Call for Applications for the OWSD PhD Fellowship.

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another country in the Global South.

Costs covered include travel to the host country, tuition fees, board, accommodation and living expenses, and a special allowance for travel to international conferences.

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16 Dec 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU at COP25 Madrid, Spain

The TROP ICSU project was represented at three sessions on climate education at the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25, held in Madrid from 2 December to 13 December 2019 under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and with logistical support from the Government of Spain.

TROP ICSU was invited to participate in 3 sessions on climate education at COP 25: at the IPCC-WMO pavilion, at the EU pavilion, and at the French pavilion.

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31 Oct 2019

IUBS received the IUGG plaque

IUBS received the IUGG plaque in recognition of our significant partnership. IUGG is an important partner in our inter-union project TROP ICSU.

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20 Sep 2019

Eminent Biologist Jean-Marc Jallon Passed Away

It is with great sadness that the international biological science community received notice of the death of Emeritus Professor Jean-Marc Jallon. We fondly remember his jovial, convivial, but scientifically knowledgeable presence at meetings of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). He served IUBS well, first elected to the Executive in 2004, becoming Vice President during 2007-2009 and Secretary General from 2009 to 2012.

Jean-Marc Jallon’s funerals: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 13h30 at Institut médico-légal, 2 place Mazas, 75 012 Paris, 15h cimetière La Martinière, allée du cimetière, 91600 Savigny sur Orge.

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03 Aug 2019

Slovakia rejoins IUBS

IUBS warmly welcomes the renewal of the membership of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Karol Marhold, from the Slovak Academy of Science and Hiroyuki Takeda, then IUBS President participated in the membership renewal procedure at the 33rd IUBS Genral Assembly at Oslo, Norway.

 

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03 Aug 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

IUBS signed MoU with WMO

On 1 August 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration on climate change education was signed between the IUBS (as lead partner of the TROP ICSU project) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations system’s specialized agency for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology, and related geophysical sciences.

On the occasion of the 33rd General Assembly and Centenary Year celebrations of IUBS at Oslo, Norway,the collaboration between IUBS/TROP ICSU and WMO was formally announced and cemented through the signing of an MoU between the two parties. The aim of the collaboration is to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Quality Education (SDG 4) and Climate Action (SDG 13) and to enrich the implementation of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UNCC:Learn).

This formal agreement for partnership is a significant and key milestone in achieving TROP ICSU’s goal of providing high quality, scientifically accurate educational resources for teachers to integrate climate change education with existing curriculum of all disciplines including Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

12 Jul 2019

TROP ICSU at the UN High Level Political Forum 2019

IUBS Climate Change and Education Project - TROP ICSU participated at the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2019 (HLPF 2019) on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters on 11 July 2019 in a three-hour joint session with the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and Harvard University. This session is titled "Practices and Approaches on quality education towards environment and climate action." 

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04 Feb 2019 · Programme · Report

BCGC Report is now online

The report of all activities of the BCGC programme in 2018 is now online.

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21 May 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU at UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum 2019

TROP ICSU was represented in two side events at the Forth Science, Technology and Innovation Forum for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 14th and 15th may 2019, held at United Nations Headquarters New York.

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11 Feb 2019 · Programme · Report

iCCB Report 2018 is online

The report of all activities of the iCCB programme in 2018 is now online.

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05 Jun 2018 · Education and Outreach · Project

Gender Gap: Global Survey of Scientists

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists as been launched on May 1st, 2018. The survey in the project "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences - How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" will be open for answers until October 31st, 2018. You are welcome to forward this link to the survey to your colleagues, men and women.

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: English

Bienvenue dans l’enquête mondiale destinée aux scientifiques: French

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Chinese

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Russian

Bienvenido/a a la Encuesta mundial de científicos y científicas: Spanish

Welcome to the Global Survey of Scientists: Arabian 

Please participate in the Survey

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04 Nov 2018 · China Beijing

The Symposium on the Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road (Pan-TPE)

Prof Nils Chr. Stenseth was met by the Chinese Vice Primer, Liu He in Nov 2018 in Beijing 

Date: 4th Nov 2018

Place: Beijing, China

Number of participants: 700

14 Oct 2018 · China Beijing · Programme

Launch of Global Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BHBD) Alliance

On October 14, Global Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BHBD) Alliance was launched at Beijing Institute of Genomics in Beijing. Representatives from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Russia, Singapore, and the United States attended the inauguration ceremony, which was witnessed by officials from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology.

Prof. Yiming Bao of Beijing Institute of Genomics was elected as the Chairperson of the Alliance.

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Events
28 Feb 2020 · Event

Announcement of 23rd International Congress of Zoology

The 23rd International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) by the Zoological Society of Southern Africa, which was supposed to be held in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2020 is now rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is rescheduled in November 2021.

Visit the event website for more.

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07 Feb 2020 · Gender Gap · Event

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

The celebration of the  International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 was co-organized by UNESCO with the participation of the International Science Council (ISC) at Paris on 7th February 2020.  The invited speakers and participants discussed the issue of gender gap in science, the conclusions of the collaborative global project, “Gender Gap in Science : A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” by ISC.

IUBS is one of the partners for a global project.The findings of the project can be found here. These findings were presented in a recent Conference held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy in November 2019.

L S Shashidhara, the president of IUBS and Catharine Jami of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, participated in the event as speakers.

A detailed news by ISC about the event can be found here.

Event Podcasts made by the International Science Council are available here.

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30 Jan 2020 · Event · UK

Higher Education: global engagement to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (WP1755)

IUBS participated in the event organized by Wilton Park and Association of Commonwealth Universities. It explored the ways in which the higher education sector can actively engage with and be supported to contribute fully to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. This event organized in UK, brought together leaders who are leading the strategies of Universities and their international outreach, together with academic and other experts on the SDGs. Dr Nathalie Fomproix represented IUBS in the event.

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03 Dec 2019 · Event

Colloque COFUSI commémoratif du centenaire

2019 is the centenary year of IUBS, IUA, IUPAC, IUGG and URSI whose first presidents were all French and members of the Académie des sciences. The COFUSI organized an interdisciplinary colloquium at the Academy.

Yvon Le Maho was the representative of IUBS and made a presentation on “Nature as a source of biomedical innovation”.

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30 Nov 2019 · Supported Event

XI Mesoamerican Congress On Native Bees

“XI Mesoamerican Congress On Native Bees” was held on 27-29 November 2019 in Mexico. This congress was sponsored by IUBS.

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24 Nov 2019 · Event

IUBS in World Science Forum November 2019, Budapest

IUBS participated in the Thematic Sessions Iv. B. “Beyond SDGs - Science For Well-Being” organised by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), International Science Council (ISC). Nathalie Fomproix, the Executive Director of IUBS represented IUBS in the event.

(Photo credit: Kazuyoshi Shimada)

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22 Nov 2019 · Supported Event · Egypt · Event

Cairo Science Forum

"The Cairo Science Forum: Science Diplomacy and Recent Developments in Biology" held on 19-21 November 2019 in Cairo, Egypt was co-sponsored by IUBS. The conference promotes exchanges between colleagues from all over the world and from all biological sub-disciplines – and beyond – in order to promote biological research across these disciplines.

 

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08 Nov 2019 · Gender Gap · Supported Event · Education and Outreach · Event

Conference on Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It

The 'Conference on Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?' presented the results of a three-year collaborative project (2017-2019), funded by the International Council for Science, of eleven major scientific international unions and organizations including IUBS. Final meeting meeting included findings and acheivements, discussions over the resutls, conclusions and recommendations.

Presentation and reports of the conference are avaialble at: http://indico.ictp.it/event/8731/other-view?view=ictptimetable

Other information related to the project and the conference is available at:

https://gender-gap-in-science.org

https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/news/2019/11/gender-gap-science.aspx

 

 

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26 Oct 2019 · Young Scientists · Supported Event · Hungary · Event

BIOMAT 2019 – 19th International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology

“BIOMAT 2019 – 19th International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology” was held from October 21-25, 2019 in Hungary. This symposium was sponsored by IUBS under Young Scientist initiative.

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13 Sep 2019 · Supported Event · Germany · Event · Zoology

Annual meeting of the German Zoological Society

Annual meeting of the German Zoological Society was held on September 10th to 13th, 2019 in Germany. Thi event was co-sponsored by IUBS.

10 Sep 2019 · Young Scientists · Supported Event · Event

Natural environment and biodiversity of Mongolia: evolution, ecology and sustainable development

"Natural environment and biodiversity of Mongolia: evolution, ecology and sustainable development” was held on 5-9 September, 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and 15-17 October, 2019 in Moscow, Russia

This event was sponsored by IUBS under Young Scientists initiative.

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05 Sep 2019 · Supported Event · BioEducation · Event · Sweden

Sophisticatd but inexpensive experimental modules in Biology for rural schools in developing countries

Meeting of the transversal project: “Sophisticatd but inexpensive experimental modules in Biology for rural schools in developing countries”  was held in Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Lund,  The meeting was organized by Prof. Eric Warrant.

30 Aug 2019 · Supported Event · Event · Spain

ESP-IUPB World Congress on Light and Life

“ESP-IUPB World Congress on Light and Life” was held on 25-30 August 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. This event was sponsored by IUBS.

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01 May 2019 · Programme · Event · ICPPR

Workshop on Managed Pollinators

Ecological Intensification in Agroecosystems: Application of managed pollinators to crop protection and production

We propose an initial Interdisciplinary workshop to assemble an international team of experts to address how to transfer this successful technology to crops around the world and to provide a win-win situation for growers from cottage industry to large scale plantations. A special working group is being organized within the ICPPR to allow effective communication worldwide.

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24 May 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education · Australia

TROP ICSU Workshops in Australia

The TROP ICSU team will conduct three teachers workshop in  Australia in May 2019. The first workshop will be conducted on 24th May with Monash University, the second one on 27 May with University of Melbourne and the third workshop will be conducted on 30th and 31st May with University of Adelaide.

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20 Apr 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education · South Africa

TROP ICSU Workshop for teachers at South Africa

The TROP ICSU team conducted a teachers workshop in Pretoria, South Africa in April 2019. This workshop was conducted in collaboration with our partner International Science Council – Regional Office for Africa (ISC-ROA).    

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18 Feb 2019 · Event

Gender Gap: Coordination Meeting

A coordination meeting of the Gender Gap Project will take place on 18 and 19 February 2019 in Berlin at the  Einstein Center Digital Future. The partners  will give the results of the different tasks and prepare The International Conference that will be held from 4 to 8 November 2019 at ICTP Trieste.

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14 Feb 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU: Climate and Pedagogy Workshop for Teachers at Bhutan, Asia

The TROP ICSU team conducted a workshop for teachers at Bhutan on 14th-15th February 2019, in collaboration with Center for Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Development Studies (CDRR&CDS), Royal University of Bhutan, Rinchending, Bhutan and Commission on Education and Outreach, IASPEI. Over 60 high school and undergraduate colleges/university teachers from Bhutan participated in this workshop.

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30 Jul 2019

IUBS Celebrating Its Centenary Year

IUBS was established in 1919.  It celebrated its centenary year with special sessions and talks on a number of topics that were main focus of IUBS in the 33rd General Assembly and scientific sessions in Oslo, Norway on 30th July to 2nd August 2019. 

More information about the Centenary Year event here.

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Education and Outreach

Climate Change Education

IUBS is the Lead Partner and Implementation Agency for a global project on Climate Change Education - "TROP ICSU"

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Education and Outreach

Gender Gap in Science

IUBS is one of the partners for a global project on "Gender Gap in Science : A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?"

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