Governance

ICTP's strategic advisors

ICTP operates under a tripartite agreement between the Italian government, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Each has a representative on the Centre's Steering Committee, which sets general guidelines for the Centre's activities, determines budgeting levels, and considers proposals from the Director for the programme, work plans, financial plans, and budget.

Current members of the Steering Committee


  • Assistant Director-General Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO
  • Deputy Director General Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA
  • Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"

ICTP also has a Scientific Council that comprises distinguished specialists in disciplines relevant to the Centre's activities who represent a broad geographical range. The Council advises ICTP on its programmes of activities, taking into consideration major academic, scientific, educational and cultural trends relevant to the Centre's objectives.

Current Scientific Council members:


  • Institute of Physics, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Director, Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS) Legon-Accra, Ghana
  • Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l'ENS Paris, France
  • Instituto de Matemáticas Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México México City, D.F. México
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Department of Physics Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • President, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) Rome, Italy. Chairman, Scientific Council
  • Institute for Advanced Study Princeton, New Jersey
  • Centre for Applicable Mathematics Bangalore, India
  • Computational Science Laboratory Department of Chemistry & Applied Biosciences ETH Zurich Lugano, Switzerland
  • Department of Geosciences, Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey
  • Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Institute For Nuclear Research, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India
  • Department of Mathematics Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature Harvard University Department of Physics, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • College de France Departement de Mathematiques, Paris, France