Madagascar's National Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences (AcNALS)
The Academy was founded in 1902. The Academy is divided into 4 principal sections concerning the Linguistic Sciences, Political and Ethical matters, Fundamental sciences and the Applied Sciences. The Academy defines themes of national research, coordinates the activities of the Regional Academic Committees and those of other national scientific institutions. The Academy can have up to 80 members and 80 associated members residing in Madagascar.