Women in Science




Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences


Baku, Azerbaijan

Countries in Asia represent different stages in economic development in numerous diverse development models. While at a first glance this may seem to be a barrier to cooperation, Asian countries can use it to their advantage by learning from the different development models of other countries. It is therefore a common challenge not just for the policy makers or governments of Asian countries, but also for Asian Academies to find an effective and efficient approach to economic development through scientific advancement.

All available resources must be utilized to achieve this goal. However, a common characteristic of most countries is that women are underutilized in the scientific workforce. In order to investigate potential solutions to this issue, and as a joint effort for the advancement of science in Asian countries, AASSA and the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences will hold a regional workshop on “Women in Science”, supported by IAP.

The main subtopics are:Government policies in promoting women scientists; Role of academic societies in advancement of women scientists; Best practice in promoting development of women scientists; Education of girls to become professionals in STEM. Download the Workshop Programme below.

The event will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 2-5 May, 2012 and is jointly organised by the newly established Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia, AASSA (formerly AASA and FASAS),
and the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

Output and Results

The Workshop Report is available here, along with photographs of the event. 


Professor Mahmud Karimov, President, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences