The 2013 Annual Report of the ISTC is available

The electronic version of the 2013 Annual Report of the ISTC is available by downloading the pdf file from this website ----->
Additional copies of the annual report could be obtained by directly contacting Mrs. Elena Zaitseva ( starting from Monday, 9 June, 2014

The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Russia, Georgia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 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 Russian and CIS institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

The ISTC is accepting proposals from collaborative research teams involving scientists from institutions in Georgia and in the United States of America for the 2014 Georgia-U.S. Small Grant Initiative for Research Collaboration on HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis, announced during the “Program-Development Workshop on HIV, TB and Hepatitis” convened in Tbilisi, Georgia, from June 16-18, 2014

On 2 October, the ISTC Executive Director Mr. David Cleave, together with the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, Mr. Kamen Velichkov and Dr. Zuresh Zhumadilova, Chief Expert of the Committee on Consumer Protection of Kazakhstan, opened the newly renovated animal breeding facility at the Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD).

On 31 July 2014 ISTC Project K-2048 “Biosafety and Biosecurity Training for Personnel of Mobile Medical Units Working in Field Conditions” was successfully completed. This Project was funded by the European Union as part of a larger EU-ISTC contribution agreement with the objective of “Strengthening Biosafety & Biosecurity Capabilities in Central Asian Countries”.

The opening took part in the framework of the 59th Governing Board meeting of the ISTC held in Astana

218 specialists attended the advanced trainings at Aikimbayev's Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD) in the framework of ISTC project K- 1817" Providing Bio-safety and Bio-security Training by Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD)". This project is financed by European Commission /EuropeAid/DG Development and Cooperation (DEVCO).
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The workshop brought together Central Asia regional scientists and policy makers with U.S. experts in botany, microbiology, ecology, food security, zoonotics and biomedical fields to discuss the needs of diverse stakeholders in using their rich natural resources in a sustainable manner.

An annual International Conference of the Center for Life Sciences of Nazarbayev University took place on May 13-14 in Astana, Kazakhstan. ISTC was involved in the conference as a co-organizer with financial support of the Japanese Party.

On 25 February 2015 a Scientific Strategy Meeting was organized by the EU funding party and the ISTC to start the discussion on future funding priorities for the renewed ISTC

The workshop was co-held by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Russia, the National Polar Research Institute (NIPR) of Japan, and the ISTC. The Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research also contributed to the event. 14 Russian and 53 Japanese experts, including researchers and scientific secretariats, attended the Workshop.

The Workshop was co-sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
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