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Regional Authorities Meet at ISTC


Regional authorities from Smolensk (Russia) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) met together with representatives of the Petersburg Dialogue at a meeting coordinated by ISTC to discuss future forms of mutual cooperation.

ISTC Snapshots of 2010


“ISTC has proven a unique mechanism for fostering international collaboration, enhancing coordination of projects, and sharing lessons learned” Alan J. Heyes & Wyn Q. Brown Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists



Representatives of ISTC Parties attended the meeting, including Canada, the European Union, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United States of America, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Kyrgyz Republic participated as rotating CIS Board member.

Khlopin Radium Institute Finishes Major Upgrades to Medical Isotope Facility


The upgrades in infrastructure, equipment, quality control, and personnel qualification will allow an increase in the quality of the medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in a whole range of clinics and hospitals in Russia.

Business Magazine “Ekonomika I Vremya” Underlines the Critical Role of ISTC in Supporting Nuclear Medicine in Russia


"In recent years, domestic manufacturers of radiopharmaceuticals, medical radioisotopes, nuclear medicine technology developers have received real help only from the International Science and Technology Center (report at a seminar by N.V. Savinova) for about $ 16 million."

ISTC Executive Director Addresses the First International Conference on Science and International Security Held in Madrid, Spain


The goal of the meeting is to bring together international leaders and policy makers, along with leading scientists to explore the key issues and challenges to international security.

ISTC Executive Director Awarded a Golden Honorary Medal for Services to Research and Innovation in Armenia


Since 1995, when the first Armenian project was launched, ISTC has funded 163 science projects to a total value of 38.6 million USD.

Russian Scientists Create Detector for Dirty Bombs


The Canadian Government and the European Commission funded the 500,000$ ISTC project in the frame of the G8 Global Partnership Program aimed at reducing terrorist threats.

ISTC Releases a Book on Cooperation Opportunities in the Field of Ultra-High Intensity Lasers


Russian institutes have a unique know-how in laser research and this document describes the potential for cooperative work

ISTC Executive Director Gives Exclusive Interview on Russia Today Channel


Working Party Interim Report on the Future of the ISTC, presented to the Governing Board, May 21, 2010


ISTC and Danone Held a "Scientific Cafe" on the Benefits of Probiotics


Probiotics is the term for live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate quantities, confer a health benefit to the host, notably for the immune system, digestion, and provide general well-being.

ISTC-Supported Start-up Receives 100,000 EUR from EU


The investment recipient is SIA “Naco Technologies”, based in Riga, commercializing innovative nano-coating technology developed at the TRINITI Research Center in Moscow region.

Scientific Advisor at Top Nuclear Institute VNIITF, Evgeny Avrorin, Comments on the Transformation of ISTC


Read the article published in the newspaper Rossiskaya on 24 August

ISTC publishes further details on its Targeted Initiative, Sustainabily Planning and Technology Outreach Programs


The Governing Board approved the final Project Funding Worksheet (FS51)


ISTC Governing Board Funded Over $2 Million in New Projects


The Governing Board approved the final Project Funding Worksheet (FS51). The ISTC approved 7 new projects representing 1,417,040 USD and 640,241 Euros in new funding for activities in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.

ISTC Biosafety and Biosecurity Activities in the Republics of the Former Soviet Union: Accomplishments, Challenges, and Prospects


Read the article published in the Journal of the American Biological Safety Association

Queen Elizabeth II Visits ISTC Project at Summer Science Exhibition


ISTC project #2541 developed a technology to detect and display buried land mines, even when made out of plastic, which are almost undetectable with technologies now in use.

ISTC Executive Director Awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Services to Research and Innovation in Georgia


Archil Prangishvili, Rector of the Georgian Technical University noted: "It is an honor for us to award Mr. Adriaan van der Meer with the Diploma and Medal of Honorary Doctor of Georgian Technical University for the fruitful deeds made in the development of cooperation between the Georgian Technical University and International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)".



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.

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