ISTC Executive Director visits Tajikistan for Conference on Project Results, 30 March 2011
The Executive Director of ISTC, Adriaan van der Meer, will visit Tajikistan on 30 March 2011.
During his visit a number of high level contacts will take place with relevant Tajik authorities.
Moreover, the Executive Director will participate in a Working Conference discussing the outcome of ISTC funded projects in Tajikistan in the areas of hepatitis and containment of radioactive waste.
Tajikistan is a member of ISTC since 2003. So far, ISTC has funded more than 40 projects in Tajikistan with a value of 10 million USD.
Work in Tajikistan covers many scientific areas including the modernization of the country's research infrastructure.
ISTC has brought international expertise to Tajikistan including in the area of biosafety and biosecurity.
Tajik researchers will soon be trained in Germany in this area as part of an ISTC project.
Young scientists from Tajikistan have also participated in the first ever ISTC Summer School held in 2010. A new similar event is under preparation to promote interest among the young in scientific work.
The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.
ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.