World Science Forum 2017 (WSF 2017)


Under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, the World Science Forum (WSF 2017) will be hosted in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, from November 7th to 11th, 2017, under the management of the Royal Scientific Society.

Under the theme of “Science for Peace”, World Science Forum 2017 will present a vision of a world in which science plays an increasingly important role as an enabler of equitable and sustainable development for all people.


Science for Peace” marks a recognition of the global nature of the challenges that face all humankind, and underlines our global responsibility to tackle these challenges through science and policy for the benefit of all. The definition of ‘Science for Peace’ will encompass energy, food, water and climate change, the alleviation of poverty and inequality, greater cultural and economic understanding between peoples, and the potential for science and research to create wealth and provide layers of opportunity within all societies.

Over 1,200 scientists, decision-makers from the world of politics and industry, and representatives of civil society and the media will meet at WSF 2017 to share their views on the common challenges facing all humankind, and on how those challenges can be tackled through science and policy for the benefit of all. WSF 2017 calls on scientists, researchers and policymakers from all disciplines and backgrounds to contribute their talents and ingenuity so that we may all build a future that promotes unity and opportunity.

2017 marks the first time that the World Science Forum will beheld in the Arab World or wider Middle East. This presents a wonderful opportunity for WSF 2017 in Jordan to dramatically increase participation by African, Middle Eastern and Asian scientists. WSF 2017 will also highlight the role of science in building and fostering a culture of peace at all levels, and the potential of science to create mechanisms to enable lives enriched by peaceful opportunity.

HRH princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society, extends an invitation to all scientists and science policymakers who stand at the forefront of the debate on the role of science in building a future that promises greater equality, stability, security, and opportunity for all.

To find out more: http://worldscienceforum.org/


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