STS forum 2024 / Young Leaders Program Kyoto, Japan


We are proud to announce that ISTC is supporting young scientists in a new open-ended “Science and Technology in Society Meeting, also known as the STS forum, which will occur on October 5-8, 2024, and address the resolving of emerging problems stemming from the application of new science and technology. The forum community will also explore new opportunities for removing barriers to using science and technology to solve the problems faced by humankind. It gives young scientists an invaluable chance to talk to Nobel laureates as part of the Young Leaders Program. In 2024, ISTC will support the participation of three young scientists from Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan.

Thus, we are now calling for candidates who satisfy the following conditions:

•  Professors, researchers, engineers, government officials, and business leaders
•  Candidates must be able to debate and hold discussions in English
•  Candidates must have strong leadership skills to play central roles in research or business fields
•  Eligible individuals must be 40 years or younger as of October 6, 2024
•  For participants from academia or research institutes, applicants should have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.
•  Applicants cannot be former participants of the previous STS forum and Future/Young Leaders Program.
•  Applicants must be available to attend the Young Leaders Program on October 5, 2024, and the entire program of the 21st Annual Meeting from October 6-8, 2024.

The CV submission deadline is May 6, 2024. The STS forum secretary in Japan will determine the chosen applicants after a screening process. When the selection procedure is complete, we will email invitations to the qualified candidates, including registration information and other details. Contact us at the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) ( or by email for more details: Junko Ishikawa, and Aizada Turekulova