The Academy's strength resides in the quality and diversity of its membership – internationally renowned scientists elected by their peers.
TWAS is a merit-based science academy. Only Members can elect new members. Membership is for life. For an overview of the criteria and the election procedure, please see: Criteria for membership.
The current Membership (i.e. Fellows and Associate Fellows) stands at 1071 [as of 21 February 2013]. Ninety-eight Members are women. TWAS Fellows, who live and work in developing countries, represent 87 percent of the membership; TWAS Associate Fellows live and work in developed countries.
Regional distribution of TWAS Members. The number in parenthesis is the number of TWAS Member living and working in that region.
TWAS has ten membership sections. The following pie chart indicates the number of members in each section and their share of the total membership.
Distribution by geographical region and membership section: