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Panel on the End of life Management of Radioactive Sources, 17 July 2019


On 17 July 2019, the VCDNP organised a panel discussion on the “End of Life Management of Sealed Radioactive Sources”.

Project Management Review Meeting / Lyon, France


Integrated Quality Laboratory Services (IQLS) hosted the Project management review meeting (PMR) at IQLS HQ, Lyon, France in July 19, 2019

ISTC Participates in a Planning Meeting for ARZ (CEDAR) Exercise in Lebanon


On 18-19 July 2019 ISTC representative took part in a planning meeting in Beirut related to the Field Exercise ARZ 2019

The Zambia Radiation Protection Authority Conducts a Training Course in Lusaka on Safe Transportation of Uranium Ore and Radioactive Sources


In line with the Implementation Plan of the EU-funded Project MC 5.01 15B “Support to Southern African States in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards”, the Zambia Radiation Protection Authority (RPA) in collaboration with ISTC hosted a training course on nuclear transportation safety

ISTC Participates in a Round Table at KAZGUU on Export Control Education


On 17 July, Mr. Eddie Maier, Deputy Head of Unit, EC DEVCO, who visited Kazakhstan as the representative of the European Union to 68 session of the ISTC Governing Board, took part also in a Round Table.

ISTC Concludes a Trilateral Memorandum of Cooperation with the Association of Environmental Organizations of Kazakhstan (AEOK) and the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects (IGTIP)


On 16 July 2019 ISTC Executive Director David Cleave, AEOK Chairperson Ms. Aigul Solovyova, and IGTIP Chairman Mr. Rapil Zhoshybayev signed a tripartite Memorandum of cooperation at a meeting in Nur-Sultan.

ISTC and MFA of Kazakhstan intend to Develop Further their Cooperation


On 16 July 2019, on the eve of the 68th Governing Board Meeting of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Nur-Sultan, a meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan with the participation of high level MFA officials and members of the ISTC Board.

ISTC Management on an Outreach Tour in Africa


A working visit of the Management of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) to Kenya took place from 23 through 25 July 2019, followed by a visit to South Africa from 26 through 29 July 2019

ISTC Supports Nazarbayev University's Second International Conference ECL2019: “Exploring the Energetic Universe 2019”


The initiators and organizers of the international conference were Energetic Cosmos Laboratory, Office of the Provost of the Nazarbayev University with the support of the International Science and Technology Center.

The ISTC would like to direct the attention of scientists, who will apply for research grants, to the new procedure for submission of new Project Proposals


All new Project Proposals have to be entered into the new ISTC forum web site. Deadline for completed Project Proposal package submission (including HGC) is March 15, 2019

KEBS and European Union (EU) Talks aim at Bolstering Cooperation


KEBS and EU hold the first strategic cooperation dialogue on strengthening mutual ties. The discussion aim at bolstering existing modest relation between the KEBS and ISTC through institutional framework.

CBRN COE Project 60 Poised to Assume New Tasks with Respect to Trans-border Cooperation on Nuclear Security among Participating African States


On 14 June 2019 the Fifth Steering Committee meeting of the CBRN CoE Project 60 “Support to the Centre of Excellence of Eastern and Central Africa in Nuclear Security” took place in Brussels

EC DG DEVCO Director Henriette Geiger : ISTC is a Cost-Effective and Flexible Mechanism for Mutual Information Exchange


Ms. Henriette Geiger, the Director of Directorate People and Peace of the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (DG DEVCO) recently gave an interview to the magazine of the Behorden Spiegel Group ‘The European Security and Defence Union’

400 Meters Under the Ground: African Experts Complete their Study Visit to Finland Within the Project MC 5.01 15B


During the last days of their week-long Study Visit to Finnish Nuclear Safety and Security Institutions members of the SADC Nuclear Regulators Network and the Steering Committee of Project MC5.01/15B held a meeting at South-Savo Rescue Department in Mikkele.

ISTC Participates at a Meeting of the National Focal Points of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Initiative in Brussels


On 12 June 2019 ISTC was invited by the EC DEVCO to attend - alongside with STCU and other international organizations – the 7th International Meeting of the National Focal Points of the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative, taking place at La Dolce Hotel in La Hulpe, Belgium.

ISTC Cooperates with the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA)


On 14-16 May 2019, ISTC participated in a ESARDA Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management convened in Stresa, Italy.

Official Ceremony for Handover of Second Package of Laboratory Equipment Provided by the EU funded Project 53 of the EU CBRN CoE Initiative in Mongolia


Under the EU funded Project 53 (P53), part 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 30 April 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Tanzanian Prime Minister inaugurates the Joint Meeting of SADC Nuclear Regulators Network and the Steering Committee of Project MC 5.01/15B


29 April 2019, Arusha. The Prime Minister of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa officially inaugurated the Second Joint Meeting of SADC’s Nuclear Regulators Network and the fifth Steering Committee of the Project “Support to Southern African States in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards” (Project MC 5.01/15 B).

South Africa 25th Anniversary Freedom Day


In celebration of South Africa Freedom Day 2019 and 25 years since the Inauguration of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela the First President of the Democratic South Africa, the Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the Republic of Kazakhstan H.E. Ms. Keitumetse Matthews invited the Diplomatic Community

“The New Environmental Code as a basis for high-quality economic development”





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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