Regional Co-operation

Following the example of NITUB, Professor Mangala Manandhar of the Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuban University, Nepal, took the initiative to form Network of Instrument Technical personnel and User scientists of Nepal (NITUN). Resource persons from NITUB conducted NITUN's Workshops and Executive Committee members of NITUB had visited Nepal and put forward suggestions during formation of NITUN.


NITUN is yet to become an active network, but scientists from Nepal are taking part in some of the training programmes of NITUB. Scientists from Bhutan, Myanmar & Nepal were invited to take part in NITUB's first Regional Training Programme on Common Laboratory Equipment in 2004. The programme was supported by IFS & OPCW.

Five participants from Nepal & two from Myanmar participated in the workshop. The two participants from Bhutan could not ultimately participate in the programme. Regional cooperation is expected to be extended to other countries in the region for example to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Presentation of NITUB in International forum

Cameroon: IFS organised an International Workshop on "Purchasing servicing and maintenance of scientific equipment in Western Africa" on 05-08 November 2002 at Buea University, Cameroon where General Secretary of NITUB, Professor Altaf Hussain, presented a paper on NITUB's activities in the workshop.



Italy: The Third World Network of Scientific Organization (TWNSO) organized a workshop, “Knowledge Sharing for Local Development in the South" in Trieste, Italy on 4-6 July 2005. Professor Mesbahuddind Ahmad, President of NITUB was invited to attend the workshop. Professor Ahmad presented a paper on the activities of NITUB in the workshop.

Taiwan: Professor Altaf Hussain, attended the 8th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA'07) in Taipei, Taiwan on 4-7 November 2007. During the conference, Professor Hussain was invited at the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica of Taiwan to deliver a lecture on 07 November 2007. Professor Hussain not only talked on his research field there but also informed the members of the institute about NITUB and its activities.


International Science Program (ISP) organized a International Conference titled, "Regional and Interregional Cooperation to Strengthen Basic Sciences in Developing Countries" on 1-4 September 2009 at UNCC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Among others the conference was participated by Research Project/ Network members of ISP supported programs. Professor M.Mosihuzzaman, Vice-president of NITUB attended the conference to represent ANRAP. Professor Zaman also delivered a plenary lecture in the conference. Professor Altaf Hussain, General Secretary of NITUB gave an oral representation on the activities of NITUB and also presented a poster on NITUB in the conference.

Professor Begum Rokeya, Joint Secretary, NITUB was invited to present NITUB in the 8th E-SALAMA workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia held on 7-11 December 2009. During the workshop, Professor Rokeya presented paper on the activities of NITUB and also its future programs. The participants of the workshop highly appreciated NITUB and were planning to have a similar network in their countries.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic:
Professor Altaf Hussain, presented a paper on NITUB's activities in The Third International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development of the Greater Makong Sub-region (3rd STMGMS) and The Second International Conference on Applied Science (2nd ICAS) held at Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 24-25 March 2011.


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