The European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)'s objective is to promote scientific research in Europe. It tries to enhance fruitful collaborations between scientists, engineers, and public authorities ; to enhance links between fundamental and applied research, and between researchers and users ; and to stimulate public interest in science. Its present membership of around 500 members comprises most eminent scientists, mainly in Europe but also all over the world. The Academy has nine divisions (chemical sciences, computational sciences, earth and environmental sciences, engineering, materials science, mathematics, medicine and life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities).