ESOF2020 Cultural and Scientific Partners

Cultural and Scientific Partners

SISSA is a world-class scientific center of excellence. As an international school for post graduate students, SISSA guarantees scientific high quality in three research fields: Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics. Moreover, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Studies works at the interface between science, humanities and the public.
Holding the top position among Italian scientific institutes in terms of research grants obtained, the value of the scientific work is confirmed by the number of publication in high profile journals and international collaborations.

Founded in 1964, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is a world-class research centre with a unique mission: to advance scientific expertise in the developing world. ICTP fosters research excellence, innovation and networking thanks to its connections with the world's top scientists and research facilities.

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary international research center of excellence,specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laserlight and applying it inmaterials and life sciences. Its mission is to promote cultural, social and economic growth throughbasic and applied research, technology and know-how transfer and technical, scientific andmanagement education

The ICGEB is a unique IGO with state-of-the-art laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi,India and Cape Town, South Africa. It forms an interactive network with over 60 Member States, to engage in Research, Training and Technology Transfer in Biotechnology worldwide with operations aligned to the for sustainable global development.

Area Science Park - a public national research organization - promotes the development of innovation processes.

Area Science Park’s valuable assets can provide a range of benefits to economic systems, including business innovation services, creation and development of innovative start-ups, cutting-edge equipment and technological facilities for industrial research, advanced training.


The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, with its 17 research centres throughout Italy, is the main Italian research institute for the study of the Universe. INAF promotes the enhancement of the research results conducted or coordinated by its scientific network for productive and social purposes, including technology transfer.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a Foundation that promotes excellence in fundamental andapplied research, develops higher education in the area of science and technology and fosters theevolution of industry towards the forefront areas of technological innovation.

The National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics-OGS is a public research Institute active in the field of pure and applied research on Earth and Marine Sciences (Oceanography,Geophysics,Seismology) with a focus on development&management of Research Infrastructures. OGS missions are to safeguard environment and natural resources and toprevent geological, environmental and climatic risk.

The University of Trieste is a medium-sized university and may beconsidered a comprehensive university. It currently features 10 Departments. Teaching quality at the University of Trieste goes at the same pace as the quality of research, and this explains the reason why the University ofTrieste has been strengthening its role as Research University by investing on PhDs, reinforcing collaborations with national and international research institutions, and hiring scholars and researchers of high scientific level

In Italy, research on fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions is conducted by INFN Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, a community of about 6.000 people committed to ensuring that fundamental research provides its best results, like the historical Nobel Prize winning discoveries of the Higgs boson and gravitational waves

TWAS, a programme unit of UNESCO, is a global science academy giving a voice for science in the developing world. Through its programmes and networks it works towards enhancing sustainable prosperity in the South through support to research, education, policy and diplomacy.

Under the umbrella of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), 140 national, regional and globalmember academies work together to support the vital role of science in seeking evidence-basedsolutions to the world’s most challenging problems, advance sound policies, improve public health,promote excellence in science education, and achieve other critical development goals.

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) isan international forum to unite women scientists from the developingworld. OWSD provides PhD and early career fellowships, awards, andmembership in aworldwide network, with the objective of strengtheningwomen’s role in the development process and promoting theirrepresentation in scientific and technological leadership