UNIDO-ICS International Centre for Science and High Technology

Trieste, Italy

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Organization/Company Profile

The International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) was established in Trieste, Italy, in 1988 on the initiative of Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam as an international centre for the transfer of knowledge and high technology to Developing Countries. The Centre is complementary to the other existing UN-promoted International Centres located in Trieste, Italy dedicated to the promotion of scientific and technological growth of Developing Countries.

ICS operates under the aegis of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), created in 1966 as the “industrial development arm” of the UN System, with the ultimate goal to promote the economic, social and environmentally sustainable industrial development in Developing Countries. An Institutional Agreement between the Italian Government and UNIDO was signed on 9 November 1993 and entered into force on 26 February 1996.

As part of UNIDO, the Centre shares its broad goals and plays a complementary role in terms of programmes, activities, expertise and instruments used for the achievement of its objectives.

To conceive, formulate and implement its programmes, ICS utilizes its own instruments (operational contacts, conferences, expert group meetings, etc) as well as UNIDO’s worldwide network (UNIDO Representative Offices, Technology Centres, Investment and Promotion Units, National Cleaner Production Centres), Government institutions, Private sector organizations, etc.

Employment Opportunities

When opportunities arise, ICS-UNIDO would seek candidates with the technical expertise and functional experience to fill openings. The paramount consideration in the employment of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency and competency. ICS-UNIDO also wishes to attract candidates who are committed to the Core Values of the Organization. A Commitment to Integrity, Professionalism and Cultural Sensitivity.

"UNIDO Competencies" introduced in 2002, provides a guide on the managerial competencies desired for the Organization, and can be found on UNIDO’s website. UNIDO wishes to achieve gender balance and equitable representation among its member states. UNIDO adheres to the UN Common System of salaries, allowances and benefits. More information can be found on the ICSC website.

For information on employment in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization read the UNIDO main article.

Link http://www.ics.trieste.it/Portal/Level.aspx?level=0.8

Internships/Traineeships

No information available.

Fellowships

Given that the main target beneficiary of ICS activities are young scientists and technologists from Developing Countries, ICS will continue to give high priority to the fellowship programme and has substantially increased the number of fellowship programmes.

Fellowships are awarded to candidates recommended by institutions in Developing Countries in the frame of a project of relevance to the beneficiary institution and country. Fellows are hosted at ICS or at a selected collaborating Research Centre and participate in a certain activity or undertake a specific thematic study; upon termination of the fellowship experience, the fellow is expected to return to the institution of origin and apply/implement the results of the training and research activity.

Examples of work carried out by ICS fellows include:

  • realization of Decision Support Tool (DST) for integrated solid waste management,
  • updating of the soil remediation technology selection DST;
  • review of biofuels technologies status and future trends, feedstock and product valorization, DST;
  • Modelling and optimization of an industrial process for the multiple effect evaporation of sugar mill.
  • Modelling and optimization of an industrial process for the sweetening of natural gas using amines.
  • Computer aided design of sustainable industrial processes: environmental performance indexes and process sustainability prediction, 2004-2007.
  • Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a decision-support tool for optimal site planning of the Kobold turbines using innovative technologies for marine currents’ exploitations in the Philippines, in Indonesia and in China
  • The use of GIS as decision-support tool to assist stakeholders in the traceability of agriculture products within the distribution chain and to contribute to food safety and agro-industry competitiveness.
  • Applications of GIS as a decision-support tool for optimal site planning of hydropower plants in Madagascar.
  • Advanced methodologies for the use of GIS as supporting tool for coastal environment planning in Albania.

Link http://www.ics.trieste.it/Portal/Level.aspx?level=5.2&cmd=clear

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