Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics based in Trieste, Italy, is opening a new African centre for physics in Rwanda.
The facility to be known as the ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research will be hosted by the University of Rwanda in Kigali. Its aim is to bring quality scientific research services closer to African scientists.
The ICTP first announced the institute in 2014. It is a United National Educational and Scientific Council category two institute. This means it has been established and funded by UN member states to contribute to the achievement of Unesco’s objectives. Category two institutions are not legally part of Unesco, but are associated with it through agreements with the hosting member state.