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ISTC Secretariat informs that the deadline for new project proposals submission is February 5, 2016. All project proposals, registered before this date, will be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee in March of 2016.

The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) Continuation Agreement was signed in Astana


December 9, 2015 the Agreement on the Continuation of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was signed in Astana. From the Kazakh side the document was signed by Minister of Education and Science Mr. A. Sarinzhipov.

In Memoriam of Professor Jean-Pierre Contzen, member of ISTC Scientific Advisory Committee


It is with deep regret and sadness that ISTC wishes to inform our ISTC Parties, Partners and Members of the untimely death of our long serving ISTC EU Science Advisory Committee member Jean-Pierre Contzen.

Final ISTC/STCU Fukushima Initiative Expert Committee review meeting on remediation and monitoring in response to the Fukushima nuclear accident to be held in Tokyo, Japan on November 5-6, 2015


The final Expert Committee meeting to review conclusions of the Fukushima Initiative projects, which were jointly administered by the ISTC and STCU over the past two years.

Notice Regarding ISTC Power of Attorney for CPO


The power of attorney No. 5 issued on 18-May-2015, is valid until 31-Dec-2015

Withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the Agreement Establishing the International Science and Technology Center


The ISTC office in Moscow terminates its activities after 15 July 2015. The ISTC Secretariat moved to Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan becomes home to International Science and Technology Center


On 22nd June 2015, ISTC Member States initialed ISTC Continuing Agreement formalizing the relocation of ISTC headquarters from Moscow to Astana. The ceremony coincided with the 60th meeting of ISTC Governing Board.



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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