WAAS Partnerships


In March 2014 WAAS entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaboration with European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the the world’s most prestigious scientific research institutions, to further the Academy’s exploration of the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge. Apart from its leading edge research on high-energy physics probing the fundamental structure of the universe, CERN is also a superb model of scientific innovation and the birthplace of the World Wide Web. With 22 nations as members, CERN represents an excellent model for advancing international cooperation, which has already led to establishment of SESAME, a sister institution involving countries in the Middle East in highly successful scientific collaboration. CERN also has an active program exploring linkages between art and science. Herwig Schopper, WAAS Trustee and former Director General of CERN, is the Academy’s lead contact.


Council One

Council One is an international organization dedicated to making a valuable and lasting contribution to the emerging new world. WAAS partnered with Council One to organize the World Academy Forum on Global Higher Education at UC Berkeley on October 2-3, 2013 and is planning to conduct a larger WAF event on the same theme.

European Leadership Network

ELN is a high level pan-European network of politicians and diplomats working for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. In 2012-13, WAAS collaborated with ELN to conduct two NATO-sponsored conferences on international security: Nuclear Threats & Security at IUC in Dubrovnik on September 14-17, 2012 and Actions to Enhance Global Security at DHUC in Zagreb on May 3-4, 2013. ELN is chaired by Lord Des Browne, a Fellow of the Academy.


European Scientific Institute

The European Scientific Institute (ESI) is a global academic platform, which cooperates with Universities and academic centers on 5 continents, by organizing scientific conferences, forums, workshops and joint projects. ESI represents a bridge for exploration from all over the world, thus contributing to the promotion of the modern scientific accomplishments. Led by its motto “Science does not know borders”, the ESI provides a greater global exchange of knowledge and the sharing of best practices.

Green Cross International

An international NGO founded in 1993 by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev with headquarters in Geneva and offices in about 30 countries. The mission of GCI is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future. GCI has Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC.

Foundation for a Culture of Peace

An international NGO founded by former UNESCO Director General Federico Mayor Zaragoza to promote a culture of peace, human rights, non-violence, tolerance and dialogue among civilizations. The Foundation has Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC.

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

In July 2016, WAAS was elected as a member of the Inter-Academy Partnership. The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), which was formally launched in South Africa in March 2016, brings together established networks of academies of science, medicine and engineering, namely IAP, the global network of science academies, the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) and the InterAcademy Council (IAC). Under the new InterAcademy Partnership, more than 130 national and regional member/ 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. in particular, the new IAP will 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. WAAS looks forward to working with WAAS Fellow Mohamed H.A. Hassan, Co-President of IAP and other members of IAP to promote socially responsible application of science for the betterment of humankind.


Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik

WAAS is now a member of IUC, an independent international institution for advanced studies structured as a consortium of about 170 member universities worldwide with a mission to organise and promote contact and exchange through projects, study programmes, courses and conferences across a wide range of scientific concerns. WAAS plans to conduct foundation courses at IUC in partnership with other member institutions to evolve new course content on subjects such as new economic theory, human centered development, individuality and leadership, global rule of law and international security.


Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Headquarters in Berlin, ICD's goal is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world. In September 2013, WAAS and IUC signed an MOU establishing a partnership for cooperation in promoting conferences, research projects as well as a specific proposal to develop a PhD program in cultural diplomacy involving ICD, University of Bucharest, University of Cluj, University of Sienna, and the Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy. WAAS Trustee, Emil Constantinescu, is President of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.


Library of Alexandria

Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosted a WAAS roundtable on Search for an Alternative Paradigm to address the Multi-dimensional Global Crisis at the Library in June 2013 preparatory to a major international conference to expand WAAS activities in the Mediterranean region. BA is also partnering with WAAS on the World University Consortium project. The Director of the library is Ismail Serageldin, a Fellow of WAAS.


Nizami Ganjavi International Center

NGIC is a cultural, non-political organization based in Baku, Azerbaijan, dedicated to the memory of the Azerbaijani national poet Nizami Ganjavi, the study and dissemination of his works, the promotion of the  principles embodied in his writings, the advancements of culture and creative expression, and the promotion of learning, dialogue and understanding between cultures and peoples. In September 2013, WAAS participated in an NGIC-Club of  adrid preparatory meeting in Baku on Shared Societies and entered into an MOU with NGIC to promote collaboration in  matters of a culture of peace, dialogue, tolerance and understanding within the framework of the programs and sources of action of both entities, through joint programs in areas such as education, culture, science, the environment, human rights, public security with a particular focus on intercultural dialogue and action. WAAS Fellow Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria, is Co-Chair of the Board of NGIC. As a result, WAAS has been invited to participate in a major  international conference on shared societies being organized by the NGIC in collaboration with Club of Madrid next April in Baku. Discussions with NGIC are also underway to conduct a major WAAS conference on the new paradigm at Baku in late 2014.


United Nations Academic Impact

WAAS is now a member of the UNAI, an association of 1000 colleges and universities in some 120 countries working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights and sustainable development. The Academy looks to collaborate with UNAI to promote a new paradigm in global higher  education.