“Earth Science for the Global Community” The International Union of Geological Sciences promotes and encourages the study of geological problems, especially those of world-wide significance, and supports and facilitates international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the Earth sciences. IUGS gives special consideration to: international standards; geoscience education; geoscience information; environmental management and hazards. IUGS works through…

“Canada’s particle accelerator centre” TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre. From the hunt for the smallest particles in the universe to the development of new technologies, including next-generation batteries and medical isotopes, TRIUMF is pushing the frontiers in research to advance science, medicine, and industry. Research Topics TRIUMF’s programs in scientific research, education, and commercialization…

“Promote international collaboration in basic research focused on the elucidation of the sophisticated and complex mechanisms of living organisms” The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is an international collaboration promoting global cooperation in frontier life science research. It was established in 1989 to implement the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). HFSPO’s statutory objectives…

“Provided proper appreciation and financial support are forthcoming, it is one’s duty to stay in one’s country and build up schools comparable with those that other countries are fortunate in possessing” Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has schools in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Science Education, all of which are…

“Advancing knowledge for the benefit of society” The National Centre for Scientific Research is an interdisciplinary public research organisation under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Missions The French state has entrusted the CNRS with the role of advancing knowledge for the benefit of society. The organisation seeks to…

“To support research and teaching in biophysics” The objectives of the International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics are the advancement of education in the Science of Biophysics. In furtherance of this aim it may exercise the following powers: to organise international co-operation in Biophysics and to promote communication between the various branches of Biophysics…

“Optics & Photonics for a better World” The objective of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) is to contribute, on an international basis, to the progress of the science of optics and photonics and their applications. It emphasises the unity of the crossdisciplinary field of optics. Optics and photonics are defined as the fields of…

“An international, large-scale scientific collaboration intended to prove the viability of fusion as an energy source” In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world’s largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same…

“Europe’s gateway to space” Exploring the Universe, and sending satellites and humans into space in a secure and sustainable environment for all, are among the major challenges for developed nations in the 21st century. This is why over 20 European countries have been pooling resources for over 50 years, putting Europe at the forefront of…