International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA)

Union internationale pour la science, la technique et les applications du vide (UISTAV)
Internationale Union für Vakuum-Forschung, -Technik und -Anwendung (IUVFTA)

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1958-06-13 Namur Belgium


Founded as International Organization for Vacuum Science and Technology (IOVST) -- Organisation internationale pour la science et la technique du vide (OISTV) -- Internationale Organisation für Vakuum- Physik und -Technik (IOVPT), at 1st International Congress on Vacuum Techniques. Present name adopted Dec 1962. Statutes adopted: 7 Aug 1959 and 2 May 1963. Statutes modified: 11 May 1972; 5 Dec 1974; 14 Jun 1978. Statutes revised and adopted 13 Mar 2011.


Promote, encourage and develop vacuum sciences, techniques and applications in all countries.


2025-09-15 | Sydney, NSW Australia – IVC : Triennial International Vacuum Congress

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General Assembly (every 3 years); General Meeting (annual); Executive Council; Scientific and Technical Directorate; Scientific Divisions (9); Standing Committees (8).


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