ICTP Partner Institutes

ICTP's Strategic Plan for the next five years puts emphasis on setting up regional centres of excellence around the globe. The idea is to bring ICTP's unique blend of high-quality physics and mathematics education and high-level science meetings closer to scientists everywhere. ICTP has opened the following partner institutes:

  • The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research, ICTP SAIFR, is a regional centre for theoretical physics created in collaboration with the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP) and the Sao Paulo Research Funding Agency (FAPESP). 
  • The East African Institute of Fundamental Research (EAIFR) is based at the University of Rwanda's Kigali campus.
  • The ICTP-Asia Pacific was created in collaboration with the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • A partner institute is planned for Mexico: the Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH).