Why Support ICTP


ICTP combines excellence in research with a unique global mission for international cooperation through science.

It is our core belief that science is a shared language that transcends national boundaries and provides a common platform for dialogue. As our Founding Director Abdus Salam summarised, 'science is a common heritage of all humankind'.

ICTP was envisioned as an international hub for advanced science and as an anchor for building scientific capacity in the developing world, emphasising the essential role of basic sciences in development. This pivotal role of ICTP is all the more important today but requires flexibility to take into account changing realities and priorities.

ICTP's rich offering of science activities--from its joint degree programmes to its annual calendar of conferences, schools and workshops--benefit scientists from every corner of the globe, especially those from disadvantaged countries. By contributing to ICTP, you support not only a world-class research and education centre, but also the sustainable development of humanity.