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. Asainova Samal ( starting from Monday, 9 June, 2014

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.

The power of attorney No. 1/15 issued on 12-Jan-2015, is not valid since 17-Jul-2015

The ISTC office in Moscow terminates its activities after 15 July 2015. The ISTC Secretariat moved to Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On 22nd June 2015, ISTC Member States initialed ISTC Continuing Agreement formalizing the relocation of ISTC headquarters from Moscow to Astana. The ceremony coincided with the 60th meeting of ISTC Governing Board.

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).
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Kyrgyz is a great home to herbs and flora. More than 4000 species flourish on high mountains at various seasons. Some of them have been known by its potential medical use. Despite of high scientific interest to these plants, they have been insufficiently studied so far. Kyrgyz researchers recently had intensive talks with Japanese pharmaceutical scientists for collaborative study how to utilize this gift from the nature, by the support of Japanese supplementary budget of ISTC.

ISTC has introduced Kyrgyz remediation technologies for polluted environment at the Radioactive Decontamination & Radioactive Waste Disposal International Exhibition (RADIEX) and the experts meetings in Japan in July 2015

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
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