Read the opening address of ISTC's Executive Director, Adriaan van der Meer
The Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center held its 47th Meeting in Moscow
Representatives of various ISTC Parties attended the meeting, including Canada, the European Union, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United States of America, Norway, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Tajikistan. Belarus participated as rotating CIS Board member.
Report by US Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
On 3 December, the US 'Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism' released its findings on preventing nuclear and biological terrorism threats. As part of its fact-finding mission, the Commission visited ISTC in Moscow on 23 September 2008. See link 'US Graham Commission Visits ISTC'
ISTC Executive Director, Adriaan van der Meer gave a speech at a workshop on "Global Weapons of Mass Destruction Knowledge Proliferation Prevention and Human Engagement Programs Worldwide" at Lake Como, Italy, on 24-25 October
The memorandum of understanding seeks to amplify their collaboration in the research and development of applications and technology.
On 28 October, ISTC Executive Director, Adriaan van der Meer, gave a speech at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) which is included in the list of the Top 10 think tanks in the world in a recent survey carried out by the US Foreign Policy
ISTC and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Future Cooperation
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding formalizes the intention of both organizations to improve the effectiveness of international science cooperation with Belarus.
ISTC Partner 'Danfoss' publishes its report on the first Danish Partner Project in Russia working with a science project team in the closed nuclear city of Sarov.
ISTC Deputy Executive Director Leo Owsiacki welcomed approximately 100 participants to the “1st Transcaucasus Conference on Plant Pathology” – an event co-sponsored by the International Science & Technology Center and the UK Ministry of Defense and organized by the Institute of Plant Immunity.
Deputy Executive Director Leo Owsiacki met with representatives of the USA Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation & Terrorism at ISTC headquarters in Moscow on September 23, 2008.
A meeting took place on 23 September in Snezhinsk between representatives of ISTC and senior directors of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center – All Russian Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics (RFNC - VNIITF)
Scientists working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva are going through exciting times as they completedtheir first test run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on 10 September. Experiments at the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator will attempt to discover how matter appears, which comes down to understanding the very foundation of the universe, the Big Bang. ISTC has contributed to this titanic 6 billion USD scientific adventure with 43 research projects worth 28 million USD.
A meeting took place on 11 September in Nizhny Novgorod between representatives of ISTC and senior directors of the Russian Federation nuclear institutes VNIEEF and OKBM.
ISTC representatives met with the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI), which groups together a number of large innovation-driven enterprises, to discuss increasing R&D cooperation with scientific experts from Russia/CIS. Representatives from Danfoss A/S, Haldor Topsoe A/S, Hempel A/S and Novozymes A/S were among the participants at the meeting, which took place on September 3rd, 2008 at DI´s premises in Copenhagen.
ISTC Project Wins Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc’s Award ‘The Best Technology Development of the Year 2007’
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc, an ISTC Partner since 2004, has announced that the ISTC project which is jointly being developed with the Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetic (RSSCRTC), Saint Petersburg, has won their award, “The Best Technology Development of the Year 2007”...
The Secretariat is pleased to announce an important change that was approved at the recent ISTC Governing Board meeting held in Moscow, July 17...
People working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva are living through exciting times. Soon experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will start with the aim of mapping the secrets of the universe.
The Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) held its 46th meeting in Moscow, Russian Federation. Representatives of ISTC Parties attended, including Canada, the European Union, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United States of America, Norway, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrghyzstan and Republic of Tajikistan. Belarus participated as rotating CIS Board member.
ISTC officially launched its Annual Report 2007 on 10 July during a press conference alongside guest representatives from VNIIEF institute and ROSATOM
Adriaan van der Meer, accompanied by Deputy Executive Director, Leo Owsiacki, visited the Institute of Immunological Engineering in Lyubuchany, RF, for frank discussions with the Director General of Biopreparat, Mr. V.N. Kolesniko, and Director General of the institute, Mr. S.Y. Pchelintsev, together with their Deputies and Heads of Departments.
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.