The head of the Institute of Sustainable Education, Dzintra Iliško, participated in the World Science Forum “The changing landscape of science: Challenges and opportunities” that took place in Budapest, Hungary, on November 17-19, 2011. The World Science forum is a unique platform for dialogue for prominent scientists, policy decision makers, academics and the general public. The forum was organized by the Hungarian Academy of Science in cooperation with UNESCO, ICSU (International Council for Science), AAAS (the American Association for the Advancement of Science), and EASAC (the European Academies Science Advisory Council). In 6 plenary and 10 thematic sessions and over 70 lectures the presenters discussed how global challenges create new scientific fields, how wide is the scale of the new responsibilities that scientists need to undertake when addressing the challenges created by global crises. The speakers of the forum outlined their vision on the future of the Earth’s human population, new solutions to global diseases, and ways to bring forward a more sustainable future. A significant part of the Forum was UNESCO prize ceremony and awards to prominent scholars and significant initiatives in the world.
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