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Benno Werlen appointed as Fellow of the WAAS

New Membership in the World Academy of Art & Science
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World Academy of Art and Science appoints a new Fellow

On the basis of last general assembly's decision, Prof. Benno Werlen was recently appointed as Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS). Under the motto “Leadership in thought that leads to action,” the academy brings together scholars and artists from all fields to address global challenges and “serve the common good of all humanity.” Currently, the academy has more than 700 members from all over the globe, eleven of them from Germany. WAAS was founded in 1960 as an independent institution that facilitates dialogue and collaboration without vested interests or regional attachments. The founding members included scholars like Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, or Bertrand Russell. In the past decades, the academy has emerged as an important voice of transdisciplinary, socially responsible research. Among others, WAAS consults UNESCO and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). For Prof. Werlen “this appointment allows the UNESCO-Chair a closer cooperation with UN-organizations in the fields of research, education as well as for knowledge mobilization for deep societal transformations.”