International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS)

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1988-07 Trieste Italy


Jul 1988, Trieste (Italy), as a pilot project of B-XE3386 - UNIDO, on the initiative of Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam and with the support of the Italian Government. Received normative recognition as an autonomous institution within the legal framework of UNIDO through an agreement on institutional arrangements between UNIDO and the host Italian Government which entered into force on 26 Feb 1996. Also referred to as ICS-UNIDO. Closed end 2012.


Promote state-of-the-art research; disseminate scientific knowledge through advanced training; support scientific communities in developing countries and countries in economic transition; benefit individual scientists and technologists from these countries; provide decision makers with expertise in science based technologies.


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Steering Committee, consisting of 2 representatives of the Italian government, one representative of UNIDO, one representative of developing countries by rotation and further members co-opted to represent major donors. International Scientific Committee, composed of high-level experts in relevant scientific disciplines and headed by the Rector. Managing Director.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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