Associated organizations

TWAS works in close association with four international science organizations based in Trieste, Italy

For more than 30 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has provided essential support and partnership to TWAS. Today, TWAS also hosts two international organizations on the ICTP campus, each dedicated to serving the scientific needs of developing nations: the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). 

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world.


Strada Costiera, 11

I - 34151 Trieste Italy

(+39) 040 2240 111

IAP, The InterAcademy Partnership

IAP is a global network representing some 130 academies of science and medicine worldwide. In 2016 it brought together three inter-related academy networks with the primary goal of helping its members work together to advise citizens and public officials on the scientific and health aspects of critical global issues.

IAP Secretariat

c/o TWAS • ICTP Campus • 34151 Trieste • Italy

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World

OWSD is the first international forum to unite eminent women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.

OWSD Headquarters

c/o TWAS • ICTP Campus • 34151 Trieste • Italy