07 Feb 2020 · Gender Equality · 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 · Education and Outreach · 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.

A downloadable Event Report is available here.

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03 Dec 2019 · Conference · 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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24 Nov 2019 · Conference · 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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Education and Outreach
15 Oct 2019 · Education and Outreach · Event

TROP ICU: Third Working Group Meeting

The third TROP ICSU Working Group Meeting was held at the French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences, Institut de France), Paris, France on October 14 and 15, 2019. The meeting was attended by 21 participants, including Working Group members, collaborators, partners, and the Implementation Team members. Over two days, the project and its implementation were presented and reviewed, suggestions for further enhancement were discussed, and possible ideas for the continuation of the project in its next phase beyond December 2019 were discussed.

(Photo: IUBS)


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05 Jul 2018

Founding of ISC

IUBS, as a member organisation, attended the Funding General Assembly of the ICS (International Science Council), that launched in July 2018 as the result of a merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

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17 Jun 2018 · Event

Workshop for IUBS, SCAR and IASC

Andres Barbosa organized a workshop between IUBS and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) during the Polar 2018, SCAR & IASC (International Arctic Science Committee) Conference, in Davos Switzerland, 15 - 18 June 2018. The aim was to discuss the interaction between IUBS programmes such as BCGC and iCCB with SCAR and how IUBS could participate in the new programmes implemented by SCAR.

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26 Apr 2018 · Education and Outreach · Event

TROP ICU: Second Working Group Meeting

Participants of the 2nd Working Group meeting (f.l.t.r.): Daniel Waiswa, Rahul Chopra, Boram lee, France Caron, Aparna Joshi, sigbert Huber, Anita Nagarajan, Chris King, Nathalie Fomproix, Daniel Ramos, LS Shashidhara. Photo: IUBS

The 2nd Working Group meeting of the "Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP-ICSU)" project took place in Paris on 25-26 April 2018.

The implementation team presented the pedagogical resources developed so far and the information about teachers workshop. WG members further discussed enhancements in the resources and suggestions about wider dissemination of the TROP ICSU platform.

15 Nov 2017


ICSU CODATA workshop on Data Standards and Integration, London UK, 13 -15 November 2017.

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04 Nov 2017


IUBS sponsors the attendance of young scientists to the 17th International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology (BIOMAT 2017) conference, which will be organized from 29th October to 4th November in Russia.

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26 Oct 2017 · Event

32nd ICSU General Assembly

The International Council for Science (ICSU) invites National, Union Members and other members to attend the 32nd ICSU General Assembly on 23-26 October 2017. As a member IUBS is taking part in it and looks forward to discuss the union with the International Social Science Council (ISSC) on 25-26 October 2017.

registration and details at ICSU

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29 Jun 2017


The 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM4) will take place in the Russian Capital Moscow from 18th to 23rd August 2017. IUBS sponsors the conference as well as the attendance of young scientists.

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09 Feb 2017

International day of Women and Girls in Science 2017

Unesco, Celebrating the International day of Women and Girls in Science, Paris, France, 9 February 2017.

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21 Oct 2016


The 3rd Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE 2016) will take place in Chania, Crete, Greece, from 17th to 21st October 2016. The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) is one of of IUBS's scientific members.

Details on the conference website

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Cell Walls

The XIVth "Cell Wall Meeting" Chaina, Crete, Greece, 12 to 17 June 2016.

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