“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…

“Breakthrough answers to timeless questions” The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for the scientific and technical breakthroughs that will benefit our country. It is Canada’s largest supporter of discovery and innovation. It works with universities, colleges, businesses and not-for-profits to remove barriers, develop opportunities…

“Establish a single collaborative cluster of next generation European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) facilities in the area of astronomy- and accelerator-based particle physics in order to implement a functional link between the concerned ESFRI projects and European Open Science Cloud” Open Science Open science has become a pillar of the current national and…

“Promoting research on quaternary science” The International Union for Quaternary Research, was founded in 1928 by a group of scientists seeking to improve understanding of environmental change during the glacial ages through interdisciplinary research. Today, more than 46 member countries, spread throughout the world, contribute to INQUA’s vitality.  INQUA’s basic goal – “promoting improved communication…