The major challenges in the countries in Central and Eastern Africa in terms of radiation and nuclear risk mitigation are related to the safe management of radioactive sources that are growing in circulation.
H.E. Mr. Tareq Abdullah Alfaraj, Ambassador of Kuwait to Kazakhstan, and H.E. Dr. Dareh Mutish Alenaze, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Kazakhstan visited the ISTC Main Office
Yerevan Hosts the Third Seminar of the EU Targeted Initiative CBRN Export Control on Dual-Use Materials and Intangible Technologies in Central Asia
On 5-6 November 2018 ISTC organized in Yerevan, Armenia, an important event in the implementation of the EU P2P project in the field of strategic export control in Central Asia and adjacent regions, covering Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Training on “Informing the direction of National Center of Expertise (NCE) About the Main Requirements of the Standard ISO 15189:2012”
On October 29-30, 2018 in Rixos Borovoe Hotel, ISTC organized the training together with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on “Informing the direction of National Center of Expertise (NCE) about the main requirements of the standard ISO 15189:2012 and checking the quality management system in the selected medical laboratories”.
The Tajik Research Institute of Preventive Medicine, as well as the Afghanistan and Tajikistan Regional Biosafety Training Centre in Dushanbe conducted seven trainings between June and October 2018 under Project 53
Under EU CBRN COE Project 53, the Tajik Research Institute of Preventive Medicine, and the Afghanistan and Tajikistan Regional Biosafety Training Centre in Dushanbe conducted seven courses to increase the number of qualified specialists from Tajikistan
A joint ISTC and MESIS organized workshop in partnership with USA Department of Energy DoE NNSA
The X International Scientific Symposium “The physics and chemistry of carbon materials and nanoenergetic materials”
The X International Scientific Symposium “The physics and chemistry of carbon materials and nanoenergetic materials” was held in Almaty on September 12-14 and organized by the Institute of Combustion Problems and partially financed by the International Science and Technology Center under the “Science Workshops and Seminars Program”.
Official ceremony for handover of laboratory equipment carried out by the EU funded Project 53 of the EU CBRN CoE Initiative
Under the EU funded Project 53 (P53) of the EU Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and risk mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), a ceremony for the handover of laboratory equipment was conducted on 14 September 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
ISTC and the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Agree to jointly Enhance Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards in SADC Countries
Discussed the progress in the implementation of the two EU-funded projects and to assess the results of the conference on Enhancing Africa’s Capacity in Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards in SADC Countries (29-31 August 2018, Lusaka).
ISTC Debriefs Visiting Members of the EU Parliament on the Progress in Implementation of EU Funded Projects in Central Asia
Participation of ISTC Executive Director David Cleave and Kamen Velichkov, Senior Program Manager and Diplomatic Advisor in a meeting with a visiting delegation of the European Parliament, led by MP Cristian Dan Preda, a debrief organized by the EU Delegation in Astana on matters pertaining to the EU cooperation with international organizations operating in Kazakhstan and in Central Asia
Bidding Farewell to Nuclear Arms, Engaging in Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy: a Public Discussion at the Academic Diplomatic Club
Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps, government officials, representatives of academia, faculty and students, gathered on ISTC initiative at the Kazakh University of Law and Humanities’ Academic Diplomatic Club to discuss the leadership model of two countries
On 24-25 May, 2018 a Workshop will take place at the Hilton Astana, “Challenges of Scientific and Technological Evolution for Export Control Systems”.
“ISTC is again open for business”, said Executive Director David Cleave, quoting Ron Lehman, the Chairman of ISTC’s Governing Board, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on 1 March 2018, at The Square Business Center on Turan Avenue in Astana.
On 28 February 2018 ISTC Executive Director David Cleave received at the Main Office Mr. Askar Namazbayev, CFA, EBRD Deputy Director for Kazakhstan.
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.