World Science Day

World Science Day

Initiated by the Center for the Promotion of Science, for the second time UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development will be celebrated in Serbia on November 10th

The World Science Day is a date that was proposed at the World’s Scientific Conference in Budapest in 1999 in order to draw the attention to the need of a relation between science and society. UNESCO established the World Science Day for Peace and Development and it was celebrated for the first time on November 10th, 2002.

This year, at the tenth anniversary of the World Science Day, the events topic is “Science for Global Sustainability: connectivity, collaboration, transformation.” This topic shows that the strong cooperation between the international communities, including all governments, international organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector is the only way to achieve the overall development and sustainability.  

The first time this date was celebrated in Serbia, was on November 10th, 2011 on the initiative of the Center for the Promotion of Science. This year, CPN marks the day with the goal of high lightening the need to strengthen public awareness of the role of science in achieving a sustainable and peaceful society.

On November 10th, the World Science Day for Peace and Development, the exhibition titled “Metahousing – past settlements and the future of cities” will be opened. This exhibition was featured last summer in London at the “International Exhibition of Architecture and Design.” The event was part of a broader international cultural project of Culture Olympics, held in parallel with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and joined several prestigious events in the world of art and culture. During the exhibition, lectures on archeology and architecture, as well as creative workshops for children will be organized.

World Science Day will be celebrated in Novi Sad as well with the “CERN in Serbia” exhibition that will be opened on November 9th in the Hall of the Department of Physics at the University of Novi Sad. More than 120 000 visitors in the capital visited this exhibition, organized by the Center for the Promotion of Science.

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