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UNESCO fosters international cooperation in physics and applied physics, capacity-building for research and advanced training, especially in developing countries.

The advanced training of women and young scientists in physics and applied physics is pursued by strengthening collaboration with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and other centers of excellence and networks. In particular, the need for upgrading and providing foundation to the conceptual knowledge of many university physics teachers and lecturers, especially those in developing countries, is addressed in cooperation with the International Commission for Physics Education (ICPE-IUPAP), physics education networks, universities and institutes. UNESCO initiatives in physicied physics and physics education, are expected to enhance research and teaching capacities of young physicists, specialists, and physics teachers. Moreover, access to research and training facilities in developed countries will be broadened for scientists from developing countries.For more information please contact:

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NewsICTP hosts G8-UNESCO World Forum 04-04-2007 11:00 am ICTP, UNESCO
The G8 Forum on 'Education, Research and Innovation: New Partnership for Sustainable Development', Trieste, Italy, 10-12 May 2007, is supported by UNESCO within the framework of its Decade for Education for Sustainable Development.
NewsUNESCO celebrates 100th anniversaries of Japanese Nobel Prize winners in Physics 02-02-2007 10:40 am UNESCO
On 23 January 2007, the Director-General delivered a speech entitled ‘UNESCO and Science’ at the University of Kyoto’s (Japan), ceremonial event to mark the 100th anniversary of the births of Mr Hideki Yukawa and Mr Shin-ichiro Tomonaga, two Japanese laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics.
NewsICSU/TWAS/UNESCO/UNU Visiting Scientist Programme 21-07-2005 8:05 am TWAS
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    The World Conference on Physics and Sustainable Development (WCPSD) offered a unique opportunity for the international physics community to meet and focus together on how physics can benefit the developing world.

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    Hundreds of physicists from around the globe departed Durban on 2 November after putting together a plan to confront key challenges posed by sustainable development.
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    For a decade now, UNESCO has been introducing the methodology for microscience into the education systems of both developed and developing countries. One of UNESCO’s key partners in this endeavour is the RADMASTE Centre, Witwatersrand University, South Africa. Training workshops in microscience have been organized in some 84 countries and recently, UNESCO has turned its attention to the Middle East.

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