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Academic Selected as TWAS Young Affiliate


Dr. Nasser Al-Salti, an academic from the College of Science at Sultan Qaboos University has been selected as the Young Affiliate for 2017-2021 by The World Academy of Sciences Arab Regional Office (TWAS-ARO). The Young Affiliates must live and work in a developing country and have an excellent record of accomplishment of at least 10 international publications. Their selections were based on the merits of their contribution to the advancement of science. Every year, TWAS’s Regional Offices select up to 25 scientists younger than 40 as Young Affiliates. During their five-year tenure, Young Affiliates build networks with other affiliates, with elected TWAS Fellows, and attend international conferences such as the TWAS General Meeting.
TWAS – The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries – works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease and poverty. Prof. Salma Al Kindy and Prof. Ibrahim Eltayeb of College of Science and Prof. Sabah Al Sulaiman of College of Engineering are Fellow Elected Members from SQU