Chinese scientist re-elected as TWAS president

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The Chinese scientist Bai Chunli has been re-elected as the president of the World Academy of Sciences for another two years.

His reappointment was announced at the academy's general meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna on Thursday.

Looking ahead, Bai Chunli said the TWAS would continue to pursue academic talent while increasing diversity within the academy.

"We have enhanced the support for young scientists by setting up the Young-Affiliates network for them to initiate academic communication. We also want to attract more young and female academics to the TWAS. Not only do we pay attention to the South-South cooperation, but we also put emphasis on the North-South cooperation."

Bai, also the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, became the first Chinese president of the TWAS when he took office in 2013.

During his first two years in office, he invited five more countries to join the academy as well as helped it set up several research centers in China.

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