Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)


Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world.

ICTP's mission is to:

  • Foster the growth of advanced studies and research in physical and mathematical sciences, especially in support of excellence in developing countries.
  • Develop high-level scientific programmes keeping in mind the needs of developing countries, and provide an international forum of scientific contact for scientists from all countries.
  • Conduct research at the highest international standards and maintain a conducive environment of scientific inquiry for the entire ICTP community.

Thanks to the generous funding from the Italian Government, UNESCO and the IAEA, ICTP has been able to initiate and implement various schemes of support and assistance to scientists from developing countries.

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  • International Institution
Geographical focus
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Natural Sciences

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on March 12, 2018
Modified on July 18, 2023