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    The International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) is an international multidisciplinary programme established by UNESCO Member States in order to reinforce intergovernmental cooperation and co-operation between partner organizations in science to strengthen national capacities in the basic sciences and science education. The Programme focuses on fostering major region-specific actions that involve a network of national, regional and international centres of excellence or benchmark centres in the basic sciences. Promoting North-South and South-South co-operation is at the root of the strategy of the Programme that is being carried in partnership with the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), scientific unions of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and other science centres, IGOs and NGOs.


    The International Scientific Board of IBSP set up by the Director-General of UNESCO, recommends projects to be carried out and supported by the IBSP world-wide. Since the beginning of IBSP’s activities in 2005, some 40 projects have been launched and carried out within the Programme. These projects focussed on capacity building in selected key areas of the physical and biological sciences and on promoting experimentation in science education by using Microscience kits for teaching of different basic science disciplines in schools and higher education institutions. Currently, opportunities for a limited number of new major IBSP initiatives are being explored through continuing dialogue and consultation with Member States and partner organizations within the basic sciences programme.


    For more information contact Mr. Maciej Nalecz, Executive Secretary of the IBSP, Director Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences at UNESCO or

    3rd IBSP Scientific Board meeting - (UNESCO)
    09-03-2007 The third meeting of the International Basic Science Programme (IBSP) Scientific Board took place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, on 19-20 March 2007 in preparation for UNESCO's next General Conference. More

    The Network of Youth Excellence nourishes budding talent - (UNESCO)
    24-10-2006 Supported by UNESCO, the Network of Youth Excellence, which organizes extra-curricular research for talented students aged 14-21 years to give early exposure to research, met Lake Balaton, Hungary, 20-22 October for their third biannual meeting. More

    UNESCO Forum launches science and technology education reform in Asia-Pacific@ - (UNESCO)
    02-09-2005 An international forum on the reform and innovation in science and engineering higher education in the Asia-Pacific region is organized by the Korea Science Foundation, Korean National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO, 12-14 September 2005, Seoul, Korea. More

    Workshop on Basic Sciences, Stockholm, 26-27 May 2005 - (UNESCO)
    18-03-2005 The workshop was co-organized by UNESCO and the Department for Research Cooperation of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA/SAREC). More

    Memorandum on Co-operation in Basic and Engineering Sciences signed with CARISCIENCE on 25 January 2003. - (UNESCO Montevideo Office)
    12-05-2003 The Memorandum on Co-operation, signed at UNESCO HQ between CARISCIENCE and UNESCO's Division of Basic and Engineering Science, aims at consolidating ongoing activities for the development of basic and engineering sciences within the English-speaking Caribbean region. More



    Preparation of project proposals for the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP)

    Report by the Director-General on the evaluation of the first phase of the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP), and proposals regarding draft document 34 C/4 and draft document 34 C/5 (176 EX/11)

    Update on UNESCO’s International Basic Science Programme (IBSP) for 172nd Executive Board Session

    INTERACADAMY PANEL on International Issues (IAP)


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