President János Áder opened the World Science Forum in Budapest on Wednesday. The popular annual event will run until Nov. 23.
During his opening speech, the president said science is a “shared edifice” on which the researchers of vastly different nations work to understand the same truths.
“The various nations are not working in different scientific fields; they are all working on building the same structure,” President Áder said, quoting world-renowned Hungarian physicist Loránd Eötvös. “The end result belongs to all those who contributed to its creation,” he added.
The conference will tackle issues including ethical problems faced by researchers, the responsible and ethical use of scientific knowledge, science diplomacy, water science, sustainability and more.
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