Commonwealth Science Conference

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Organised by the Royal Society and Government of India, the Commonwealth Science Conference will be held in Bangalore on 25 – 28 November 2014.

This will be the first Commonwealth Science Conference (CSC) for nearly 50 years and is being organised under the aegis of the Royal Society and supported by the Government of India.

The goals of the conference are to celebrate excellence in Commonwealth science; to provide opportunities for cooperation between researchers in different Commonwealth countries; to inspire young scientists; and to build scientific capacity in the developing nations within the Commonwealth. The scope of the meeting will be broad and will include physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics and engineering, as well as science policy.

The Conference will be attended by 300 specially invited scientists and 70 PhD students from across the Commonwealth, together with local delegates from Bangalore. We anticipate representatives from over 30 countries. It promises to be a truly auspicious event.

Find more information about the conference, including the full programme and biographical details of speakers, at com​mon​wealth​.roy​al​so​ci​ety​.org.


  • Key note lectures from Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Professor CNR Rao, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India
  • Presentations from leading scientists across the Commonwealth
  • Special breakout sessions on global health; mathematics, computation and complex systems; materials science; and biological sciences.
  • Presentations on using evidence in public policy and on science in each region of the Commonwealth.
  • Poster sessions on cutting-edge research from across the Commonwealth
  • The opportunity to meet scientists from across the Commonwealth and discuss common challenges, discuss opportunities and meet colleagues working in the same field

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