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ISTC Statement on Project 53 at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties 4 December 2019


Dr. Hendrik Visser, Partner Project Manager, made a statement on behalf of the EU CBRN CoE and the ISTC to the general assembly of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Meeting of States Parties on EU CBRN CoE Project 53

ISTC Attends a Presentation of a "Letter from Nur-Sultan" on the EU Strategy in Central Asia


ISTC attended a public event for the presentation of a “Letter from Nur-Sultan: European Union and Central Asia towards a new European regional strategy, organized by the EU Delegation and Carnegie Europe at Hilton Garden Inn in Nur-Sultan city

Meeting between Representatives of ISTC and SADC Secretariat


Representatives of ISTC and the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have recently established formal contacts

Botswana, SADC Secretariat join the Group of Partners engaged with the Implementation of the Project Support to Southern African states in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards


For the first time since the start of project MC 5.10/15 B Support to Southern African states in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards, a joint meeting of the project participating countries and of SADC’s Nuclear Regulators Network was attended by representatives of SADC Secretariat and the government of Botswana.

An Export Controls Handbook Launched in Kyrgyzstan under the ISTC Implemented EU Project on Dual Use Trade Control


On November 15, 2019, the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic together with Center on Export Control (CEC) held an event for the presentation of the Handbook on Export Control.

ISTC has joined “Jeyran” field exercise which was carried out in 13-15 November in Tashkent, Uzbekistan


ISTC has joined Counter-Terrorism Field Exercise “Jeyran” as an observer in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during three-day event (13-15 November).

ISTC Attends the Forum "Space Days in Kazakhstan: Baikonur – the Cradle of World Cosmonautics"


ISTC attended alongside with other international organizations and embassies the opening of the forum "Space Days in Kazakhstan

ISTC participates in an International Forum of Scientists and Experts in Nur-Sultan


On 31 October 2019 ISTC took part in an International Forum of Scientists and Experts entitled “Unity in Diversity: Kazakhstan and International Experience”, convened in Nur-Sultan and dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Scientific and Expert Council of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan

The 14th International Conference (Krakow, Poland, September 8-13, 2019) “Mercury as a global pollutant”


With financial support from the ISTC, employees of "Volkovgeology" JSC Kamberov I.M. and Dyussembaev S.A. have taken a part in a poster session on the 14th International Scientific and Practical Conference “Mercury as a World Pollutant”

ISTC welcomes the news that the Low Enriched Uranium bank in Kazakhstan gets its first batch of material for storage


On 18 October 2019 Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry published an official announcement that the first batch of low enriched uranium was delivered to the Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan region

Representatives of MC5.01/15B’s project countries and SADC’s Nuclear Regulators Network agree a plan of action for continuation of collaborative activities


16 October, 2019. The two-day joint meeting of SADC’s Nuclear Regulators Network and the Steering Committee of the EU-funded, ISTC’s-implemented project MC5.01/15B completed on a high note in Malawi on 11 October

The EU Project 5.01 13B on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards in Southern Africa attracts attention at the first International Regulators Conference on Nuclear Security on the continent, convened in Morocco


The event sought to further strengthen and sustain national, regional and international cooperation, and enhance capacity building for nuclear security around the world in general and, in Africa, in particular.

ISTC supports the Second African Youth Nuclear Summit


ISTC, together with IAEA, AFCONE, WNU, IYNC and other international and regional organizations delivered a strong message of encouragement to the AYGN as this continent-wide network of young professionals convened its Second African Youth Nuclear Summit in Pretoria, from 8 through 11 October.

ISTC Supports NSCEDD Conference and 70th Anniversary in Almaty


On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the KSCQZD now renamed KSCEDD (National Scientific Center of Especially Dangerous Diseases) ISTC supported an International Scientific Conference in Almaty on 02-03rd October 2019

ISTC Supports the Third International Renewable Energy Summit in Kazakhstan


The week of 23rd to 27th September saw the Kazakh Eurasion Forum, held in Nur-Sultan.

G-2312 Meeting at Georgia and Kutaisi on September 18 – 20, 2019


On September 18-21, 2019, collaborator of the project G-2312, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the University of Georgia, Professor Frederick Quinn, visited the project together with SPM from ISTC G-2312, Torikoshi

ISTC Maintains Contacts with the Founder of the Civil Society Movement “Nevada—Semipalatinsk”


On 4 September 2019 ISTC attended the First Forum of Asian Countries’ Writers” in Nur-Sultan, inaugurated by President Kassim-Jomart Tokayev who stated that the Forum should become an important platform for cultural dialogue.

Conference on Nonproliferation and Dual-use Awareness


On 28-30th August STCU and ISTC hosted a conference in Ypres, Belgium

ISTC Participated at the Seminar "Fostering Cooperation and Enhancing Mechanisms among the Existing Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zones"


ISTC participated as observers at the Government of Kazakhstan and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs organized 2 day seminar "Fostering Cooperation and enhancing mechanisms among the existing nuclear-weapon-free-zones".

ISTC Honors Vladimir Shkolnik, One of its Founders


On 27 August 2019 ISTC Executive Director David Cleave received at the ISTC Main Office in Nur-Sultan a distinguished guest, one of the ISTC founders, former Minister of Energy Vladimir Shkolnik



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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