On Nov. 4 2018, The First General Assembly of the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) in the Belt and Road Region, and the second International Science Forum of Scientific Organizations in the Belt and Road Initiative, was held in Beijing.
That afternoon, the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) hosted the fourth branch with the theme of “Science and Education”.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President Chun-Li Bai, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO Flavia Schlegel, deputy director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Rui-Ping Gao, director of International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Fernando Quevedo attended the meeting. The meeting was host by director of CAS’s international bureau Jing-Hua Cao.
The conference held the signing ceremony of the agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and UNESCO. Meanwhile, the unveiling ceremony of International Centre for Theoretical Physics Asian-Pacific (ICTP-AP) was hold as well.
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics Asia-Pacific (ICTP-AP) is a category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation China (NSFC) and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste). It is the first UNESCO category 2 basic science center in China in the area of basic science of UNESCO. ICTP-AP will operate as a branch center of ICTP in the Asia-Pacific region. ICTP-AP will develop outreach activities in cooperation with national and international institutions, providing an international forum and enhancing collaborative networks among scientists from different countries in and out of the region. Moreover, ICTP-AP will provide opportunities for advanced education, training and research in the area of basic physics.