Argentina: A nation for innovation
Science minister Lino Barañao dreams of transforming Argentina into an international centre for research. When TWAS convenes in Buenos Aires for the Academy's 24th General Meeting, members will find that the dream is becoming reality.
Argentina's star is rising
The country's commitment to research and education made it a leader of scientific advancement in the South.
Balseiro: A 'special place' for global science
In an idyllic setting, Argentina's Instituto Balseiro has become a centre of world-class science. Its character and creativity, however, are distinctly Latin American.
Mixing science into traditional flour
To help Guatemalans consume important nutrients, scientists have to be sensitive to local cultural practices, say nutrition researchers.
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Connecting Latin American science networks
TWAS research fellows are finding that posts in Latin America, though sometimes far from home, are advancing their work on agriculture, health, pollution and other fields.
A home for star-gazers in Latin America
Perfect skies make Chile a global centre for telescope science. Now the country is working to make astronomy a permanent part of its development strategy.
From Colombia, a lesson in resilience
A new book from TWAS and COMSATS profiles Colombia's Centro Internacional de Física, which has endured as a model of excellence despite shifting financial and political conditions.
Disaster plan: local knowledge, the latest science
Earthquake, drought, climate change – is there a blueprint for policymakers to follow before disaster strikes? The CATALYST project has answers.
A voice for science in the South
Thirty years ago, the founding of TWAS was met with uncertainty and, in some quarters, skepticism. But founder Abdus Salam had a dream that could not be held back. Reflecting on the Academy's birth and early growth, Mohamed H.A. Hassan, TWAS's long-time executive director, explores key challenges – and successes – in those years.
People, places and events
Brief news about honours, appointments, awards and events.