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Indian chemist Goverdhan Mehta has been named president-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU), and will take up the post next March.

Mehta is currently director of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, and will be taking over the presidency of ICSU from Jane Lubchenco in November 2004.

ICSU is a Paris-based organisation that aims to bring together scientific researchers across the world, and has been particularly active in promoting science initiatives in the developing world.

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Reference: Nature 419, 660 (2002)
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