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EU CBRN CoE Project 53 participated in WHO Technical Consultation on National Cross-sectoral Collaboration between Security and Health Sectors, 13-14 December 2018, in Hong Kong, SAR China


EU CBRN CoE Project 53 participated in WHO Technical Consultation on National Cross-sectoral Collaboration between Security and Health Sectors, 13-14 December 2018, in Hong Kong, SAR China

ISTC Managed EU Projects Feature at the Forum on Peace and Security in Africa


On 5 and 6 November 2018 in Senegal, the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security convened its fifth Conference titled “Peace and Security in Africa: stakes of sustainable Stability & Development”.

The 5th NIH/NIAID/OCICB and ISTC TB Steering Committee Meeting in Bucharest, Romania through October 15-17, 2018


The 5th Annual Steering Committee Meeting of the International TB Portals Consortium took place in Bucharest, Romania, on October 15-17, 2018. Participants presented 9 countries; Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, India, China and USA.

CBRN COE Project 53: Training carried out in the National Centre for Zoonotic Diseases NCZD, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


The training ‘Principles, Practices & Interpretation of Molecular Diagnosis of EDPs’, took place at the National Centre for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD), in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia between September 26th and 28th 2018.

STCU & ISTC Seismic Targeted Research Program Workshop


The ISTC and STCU, jointly with the Institute of Earth Sciences/National Seismic Monitoring Center of the Illia University, hosted a kickoff meeting of the new project, “Seismic Network Expansion in the Caucasus and Central Asia.”

A new step in the regular dialogue between ISTC and the Embassy of South Africa in Astana


On 17 September 2018 ISCT Executive Director David Cleave and Kamen Velichkov, Senior Program Manager and Diplomatic Advisor, with Ms Keitumetsi Seipelo Thandeka Matthews, Ambassador of South Africa to Kazakhstan, and Theo Malherbe, Counsellor, RSA Embassy, on matters pertaining to the participation of RSA in ISTC projects in Africa.

Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards amongst Southern African Countries


A three-day regional conference on enhancing Africa’s capacity on nuclear safety, security and safeguards is taking place in Lusaka from 29 through 31 August

ISTC and Mongolia enjoy fruitful cooperation


On 27th August 2018 the Mongolian Ambassador in Astana, H.E. Mr. Luvsan Battulga visited the ISTC Main Office

In Pretoria, ISTC and South African Partners Discuss New Areas of Cooperation


Pretoria/Astana, August 2018. Less than a year after establishing formal ways of cooperation with South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), ISTC discussed with key national counterparts in Pretoria the prospects for new collaborative initiatives.

ISTC, University of Pretoria Discuss Exchange of Experience, Strengthening Cooperation


Representatives of ISTC and the University of Pretoria met in the beginning of August to share information about on-going forms of collaboration in the field of nuclear non-proliferation and to exchange views on future cooperation.

The Steering Committee of EU Project MC5.01/15B welcomes Nuclear Regulators from Southern African States


Pretoria, Astana, 15 August 2018. The first joint meeting of SADC Nuclear Regulators and the Steering Committee of European Union-funded Project MC5.01/15B took place in Pretoria at the end of July.

Project 53 activities included in the proceedings of the International Symposium "Astana Biotech 2018"


The abstract titled "Experience of BS&S experts´ training in the framework of the Project 53" was presented on the 12-13 of June 2018 during the International Symposium Astana Biotech 2018.

Mr. Eddie Maier, Deputy Head of Unit, Devco, Debriefs EU Heads of Missions on ISTC Priorities and Activities


On invitation by the EU Acting Head of Delegation Zoltan Szilai, Mr. Eddie Maier, Deputy Head of Unit B/5, DEVCO took part in the monthly meeting of the EU Heads of missions at the EU Delegation in Astana

South Africa Poised to Engage in Structured Cooperation with ISTC


Ambassador Matthews promised to assist the preparation of an ISTC visit to South Africa to meet potential partners on the ground and receive a better perspective of the existing possibilities for cooperation.

National Experts from the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Center of Excellence for East and Central Africa debriefed on the Progress of Project MC 5/01 15 B


Members of the P 60 Steering Committee noticed that the close monitoring of developments in similar initiatives is useful, as illustrated by the report on MC 5/01 15 B.

Steering Committee Discusses P-60 Implementation, Considers Next Steps


Brussels/Astana, June 2018. A regular meeting of Project 60 Steering Committee took place in Brussels on 22 June 2018.

A Young Kazakh Scholar Wins a PhD Grant under the ISTC Targeted Initiative on Export Control


In an interview, the holder of the doctoral grant Kamshat Saginbekova tells about reasons and challenges why this grant has become so essential to Kazakhstan and to her personally.

ISTC and the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan discuss Bilateral Cooperation


Discussed the possibilities for ISTC involvement in EU-funded Central Asian water programs and the implementation of the new EU-CA Strategy.

2nd Astana Renewable Energy Summit (RES) on 8th June 2018 / Summit Keynote Speakers supported by ISTC visit ISTC Head Office in Astana.


The second Renewable Energy Summit (RES) 2018 took place in Astana at the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 8th June 2018.

Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan 25th Anniversary Roundtable


As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan, the NSK organized a Roundtable Conference and events on 31st May - 2nd June entitled "Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy and Enhancement of Non-Proliferation Regime"



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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