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) and ratified by an act of the Italian Parliament in January 1995. ICTP is a UNESCO Category 1 Institute.

Since 1996, UNESCO has been responsible for the administrative management of the Centre, prior to which it was administered by the IAEA. Each party 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.

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.

See also:

ICTP Steering Committee


  • Assistant Director-General Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO
  • Deputy Director General, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA
  • Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Padua

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.

ICTP Scientific Council


  • Distinguished Service Professor - Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, U.S.A.
  • The University of Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
  • Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, U.S.A.
  • University of Rome "La Sapienza"; Chairman, Scientific Council
  • Director of the École Normale Supérieure, France
  • Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
  • Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Department of Physics, Harvard University, U.S.A.
  • Northwestern University, U.S.A
  • University of Buenos Aires-CONICET, Argentina
  • Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
  • Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
  • University of Innsbruck Institute for Theoretical Physics and IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

CheckRedirectPage

http://library.ictp.it/ejds.aspx