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Purpose and Objectives

History

The Round Table Foundation developed from casual interdisciplinary meetings into an independent, impartial, open-minded, non-profit Foundation dedicated to problem-solving and research, especially in – but not limited to – medicine and the natural sciences.

It gathers distinguished scholars engaged in medical, scientific, and engineering research, as well as the humanities, who are committed to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for general welfare and well-being. The Foundation integrates under its roof several long standing endeavors in science and humanitarian aid.

Shared Vision

Creating a global community of science for the benefit of mankind by disseminating the ideas of ethical, humane, broad-based and broad-minded research and application of scientific findings.

Mission

To advance scientific knowledge, to promote the ideals of academia, to positively impact the major global challenges of society with solutions that are science-based, to make scientific institutions both in academia and in commercial environments more transparent and accountable, to generate an active agenda of ethical values and use of research, to collaborate with institutions and to increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in societies at large, as well as help leading children towards a good and stable education.

Main Efforts

The Foundation fulfills its mission through the following main efforts:

spaceholder 960   Sponsorship of several events annually, bringing together international groups of speakers of excellence in their field to exchange information on basic or applied frontier research fields and on the broader societal roles of science and technology;
spaceholder 960   support of programs and of individuals pursuing the vision of the Foundation;
spaceholder 960   bestowal of the Pro Academia Prize.


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