Science Diplomacy Education Network

The Science Diplomacy Education Network (SciDipEd) is the platform bringing together educators and students in the U.S. and across the world interested in formal and informal science diplomacy education. SciDipEd aims to advance the intellectual and practical foundations of educating about science diplomacy and support the expansion in higher education. 

SciDipEd serves as a hub of support, providing guidance to institutional and individual partners, stimulating the exchange of resources and ideas, including:

  • Providing a ”one-stop shop” of science diplomacy degree programs, course materials and syllabi, events, internships and fellowships, calls for proposals, and other opportunities in science diplomacy education and training.
  • Sharing model practices among institutional and individual members.
  • Developing educational materials, case studies, briefings, simulation exercises and multimedia resources.
  • Offering internship opportunities to students from member universities at the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy

The Network was initially presented on February 19, 2017, at a special session of the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, highlighting both established and emerging institutional and student-driven approaches to science diplomacy education at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in the U.S. and around the world.

Science Diplomacy: an Introductory Online Course

In August 2017 we launched the first ever online course fully dedicated to science diplomacy. This one-hour course includes a number interviews with top practitioners, the evolution of science diplomacy through the years, and a number of case studies.  


SciDipEd will primarily be comprised of individuals from and representatives of higher education institutions, including faculty, administrators, and students.  More information on partnerships will be available shortly.  Please email to express interest or for more information. 

Training Programs

Third Annual AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy Summer Course
Participants and Instructors at the 2017 AAAS-TWAS Science Diplomacy Course | TWAS

AAAS and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) participated in the third AAAS-TWAS Course on Science and Diplomacy held in Trieste, Italy, from August 21-25, 2017.

The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy hosted the first Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop in Washington, D.C. from September 10-16, 2017. 




Articles and Reports

New Frontiers in Science Diplomacy

Royal Society and AAAS, January 2010

The report from one of the first international meetings on science diplomacy. The two-day meeting, hosted by the Royal Society (London) and AAAS in June 2009, focused on the international perspectives on the three forms of science and diplomacy and the rising importance of science diplomacy.

AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, December 18, 2013

The summary of a roundtable meeting in Washington, DC, where participants discussed the gaps (in topics, resources, and mechanisms) in the current science diplomacy education and training to meet future needs as well as possible integrated or systemic approaches to science diplomacy education and training that may be generally applicable across fields and career stages.

AAAS, Quarterly Journal

The journal provides a forum for rigorous thought, analysis, and insight to serve stakeholders who develop, implement, or teach all aspects of science and diplomacy