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Innovative Role of Science: Prof. Leonid Melnyk’s participation in World Science Forum in Jordan
From November 7 till November 11 2017 the Head of the Department of Economics and Business Administration, Director  of the Institute for Development Economics of the Ministry of Education and Science of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Economics, Prof. Leonid Melnyk  took part in the World Science Forum, which was held in near Amman (Jordan) at the Dead Sea under the patronage of the King and Queen of the country. More than 1000 people, representing more than 150 scientific organizations from all continents of the Earth, took part in the Forum.
The Forum discussed current challenges facing the world scientists today, and new realities of life: the development of digital civilization; responsibility of science in preventing threats of the 3rd and 4th industrial revolutions;  science and art possibilities for the formation of new teaching methods; the role of science in achievement sustainable development goals; directions and problems of artificial intelligence formation; overcoming generation "gap" in socio-economic systems’ transformation, etc.
The professor from Sumy took part in discussions at several round tables of the Forum's scientific sections.
Under the leadership of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Council for Science (ICSU), and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the declaration of the 8th World Science Forum, held from 7-10 November 2017 at the Dead Sea, Jordan was adopted. It states the necessity of the international cooperation and the leading role of science for sustainable development.
At the end of the Forum its organizing committee organized a trip to Petra natural and cultural reserve.
Forum opening ceremony 
During the Forum
The work of the section "Science and art for education"
Summing up the results of the next day of the conference 
The work of the section "The role of science in achieving sustainable development goals
Prof. L. Melnyk during the work of the section 
Summing up the work of the section 
Prof. Leonid Melnyk with the "countryman" from Japan, the Director of the International Department of the Agency for Science and Technology of Japan, Mr. Kobayashi Osamu 
Grand reception for  participants of the Forum
Signing of the Forum Declaration
View of the Dead Sea from the Congress Center where the Forum was held
The road to the main city of Petra: the length of the path along the cleft is 1.5 km, the height of the rocks in some places is 1 km
The main pearl of Petra is a palace carved in a rock
Petra guards