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Leading figures in the international research and development communities provide various perspectives on the status of the basic sciences - mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology - in the Third World. Particular attention is given to policies guiding support to development-oriented research and higher education in these fields.
Welcome address to the conference, Stig Stromholm; strengthening the basic sciences in the South, Mohamed Hag Ali Hassan; development and basic sciences in the Third World - progress through knowledge, Jan S. Nilsson; research in the basic sciences from a developing country perspective, Demissu Gemeda; how training in the basic sciences affects the development process, Erik W. Thulstrup; donor models for strengthening research capacity in developing countries, Jacques Gaillard; the status of the basic sciences in Africa, Berhanu M. Abegaz; basic sciences in developing countries - the case of Mozambique, Narciso Matos; a view point from Latin America regarding the basic sciences and development, Ivan Chambouleyron; the need to strengthen Indian research in the basic sciences, Govindarajan Padmanaban; development-oriented research in the basic sciences - the case of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Hieu; appendix - conference participants.