Create links between the world of research and that of business, promote collaboration between the public and private worlds and encourage the development of innovation processes capable of fueling the growth and competitiveness of the territories. These are the main objectives of Area Science Park, a national research and innovation body that celebrated its first forty years of activity in 2018.

The port of Trieste is the natural privileged access route to the sea for large areas of Central and Eastern Europe. The geographical advantage of Trieste, as a crossroads of world maritime interchange, especially with the Far East, is given by the 5 days of navigation less than the ports of Northern Europe and by the excellent rail links on the north-south route.

Testimony of an ancient tradition of internationality, the Consular Corps of Trieste counts 34 diplomatic representations of which four career Consulates General, four Honorary Consulates General and 26 honorary Consulates. Historically, it can be said that the first Consulate established in Trieste was that of Greece, in 1723, with the appointment by the Emperor Charles VI of Austria.
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The Directorate General for Development Cooperation is the body of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation that defines objectives, priorities and strategic guidelines for development cooperation interventions. He represents Italy in international fora responsible for cooperation policies, oversees the disbursement of contributions to NGOs and humanitarian emergency interventions.

The International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) plays a key role in global biotechnology for excellence in research and training, and technology transfer to industry for achieving sustainable global development. It operates 46 state-of-the-art laboratories in Trieste, New Delhi and Cape Town, and forms an interactive network with over 65 states.
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For over fifty years, the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has been a driving force in the efforts made globally for the scientific advancement of developing countries. Founded by the Nobel laureate Abdus Salam in 1964 in Trieste, the Center pursues its mandate by supporting and updating scientists in developing countries.

Founded in 1934, the Institute for International Political Studies is one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian institutes specializing in international activities, based in Palazzo Clerici in Milan. The activity is divided into four primary lines: research (structured in Observatories and Programs on specific geopolitical areas or transversal themes), publications, training and the organization of events.

The National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics – OGS is a public research body whose origins date back to 1753 and to the “School of Astronomy and Navigation” commissioned by Maria Theresa of Habsburg. OGS operates internationally in the fields of Oceanography (physics, chemistry, biological and geological), experimental and exploration geophysics, seismology and seismology applied to engineering.
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The International School of Advanced Studies, founded in 1978, is a scientific center of international excellence. The main research areas are Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics. All the scientific work conducted by the researchers of SISSA, located on the Trieste karst plateau, is published regularly in the main international high  impact factor journals.

The University of Trieste has an international vocation deriving also from the geostrategic location  in the context of central Europe which allows it to play a role of “hinge” on a continental level, to see the quality of its teaching internationally recognized.  and to obtain significant research results  with excellence in all sectors.
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The United World College of the Adriatic offers students from all over the world the opportunity to train in an environment full of stimuli that combines, at the high level of study programs, education in the values ​​of tolerance and solidarity, and this in order to develop the spirit of initiative and adaptation. The 19 United World Colleges are based in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.