ICTP Science Outreach

Nurturing sustainable science throughout the world


ICTP has a long tradition of scientific capacity building in developing countries. Over the last few decades, ICTP has supported numerous activities throughout the developing world, including training programmes, networks, and the establishment of affiliate centres.

Activities are initiated by scientists and scientific institutions in the developing world and are carried out at sites located within the region. The purpose is threefold:

  • To initiate, stimulate or make applicable research and training in the fields of physics and/or mathematics related to locally available resources or local problems of specific relevance to the development of the region.
  • To form and strengthen national and regional communities and research groups by supporting institutions or national societies for physicists and mathematicians at all levels.
  • To enhance physics and mathematics teaching.