The work of the world’s academies of science, medicine and engineering has resulted in lives saved, better education, and more effective policy approaches to a range of issues. The newly formed InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is a new organization of academies bringing together established global networks of academies of science, medicine and engineering into a new collaboration in which academies will work together to support the special role of science and its efforts to seek solutions to address the world’s most challenging problems.

As an umbrella organization, IAP is able to harness the expertise of the world’s scientific, medical and engineering leaders to advance sound policies, promote excellence in science education, improve public health, and achieve other critical development goals.

IAP’s some 130 national members and regional networks have compiled an extensive track record of delivering evidence-based advice and performing other services for the global community. This new organization will enable IAP to enlarge the scale and scope of these contributions.


Academies of science, medicine and engineering can be found in most of the world’s countries. They are typically independent, self-perpetuating national institutions that recognize excellence and achievement. Academies are merit-based, with members selected from among the leading scientific, medical and engineering minds within a country.

Through its global network of some 130 members, the InterAcademy Partnership is able to harness the power and authority of these academies and access their combined scientific talent.


Steering Committee

From left to right, at the first InterAcademy Partnership Steering Committee Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 7 July 2014:
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Volker ter Meulen, Lai Meng Looi, Daya Reddy, Detlev Ganten, Mohamed Hassan
Two presidents were elected:
Robbert Dijkgraaf (The Netherlands) and Mohamed Hassan (Sudan)


From left to right: at the first InterAcademy Partnership Board Meeting, 6 November 2014, Paris, France:
Jos van der Meer, Volker ter Meulen, Mohamed Hassan, Mustapha Bousmina, Daya Reddy, Krishan Lal, Lai Meng Looi, Robbert Dijkgraaf, and Juan Asenjo (absent: Detlev Ganten)

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