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Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest (AOI) focus on areas of thematic interest allowing a guided approach to addressing pressing global issues of common concern. Areas of Interest are identified collaboratively in response to members’ needs and priorities and are used to help direct the selection of new projects.

Current Areas of Interest focus areas include: 


  • Biosafety & biosecurity
  • Nuclear nonproliferation, security & safety capacity building
  • Export control on dual-use Materials and Technologies
  • Water safety & security


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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