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NWU Professor Zhao Guochun Elected TWAS Fellow

Recently, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) announced the 2021 list of newly-elected academicians. Professor Zhao Guochun, a member from NWU community, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, made the list for his contributions in the field of solid earth. This year 7 Chinese scientists were accredited with this honor among 37 academicians form 22 countries and regions in the world elected by TWAS.

Founded in November 1983, TWAS functions as a non-governmental, non-political and not-for-profit international scientific organization. Through three decades, TWAS’s mission has remained consistent: to support and promote support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world, to encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries, and to drive forward basic science and applied science in the developing world. Today, TWAS has 1,302 elected fellows representing more than 100 countries. Most of them come from developing nations, and the rest are scientists and engineers from the developed world whose work has had a significant impact in the South. TWAS Fellows are some of the world's most accomplished scientists and engineers in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geosciences, biology, agriculture, medicine, engineering science, society and economics