The Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a non-profit organization whose principal purpose is to promote and distribute information related to Science, Research and Science Education, which are fundamental elements for sustainable human development.
The NAS was preceded by the Nicaraguan Association for Science, also known as the Society for Science, which met for the first time in December of 2005 and was officially created during its VI General Membership Meeting held in July of 2006. The Association held a series of seminars entitled “Science and Society”, with speakers from the Nicaraguan science community as well as foreign scientists. The Association also established ties with other institutions such as the Nicaraguan Council on Science and Technology (CONICYT) and, on the international level, with the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS), InterCiencia and the Caribbean Scientific Community (CCC). The journal Science, one of the most prestigious journals in the world, published a commentary announcing the creation of the Nicaraguan Association for Science and the interest in creating the Academy of Sciences in the future.