ICTP Diploma 30th Anniversary

23 - 25 August 2021

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Thank you all who made this 30th Anniversary great! Stay updated through the Diploma Newsletter and be on the lookout for future alumni events!



Calling all ICTP Diploma alumni! In August 2021, ICTP celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Postgraduate Diploma Programme. An exciting, three-day, online event was held, featuring talks, social activities and more.


It was great to welcome alumni to reconnect with former classmates, to connect with other Diploma scholars in their fields, and to celebrate science and the power of ICTP networking opportunities.

Highlights of the event include:

  • a keynote speech by 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics Andrea Ghez
  • a talk on diversity in science by Sylvester James Gates, Jr, president of the American Physical Society
  • talks by prominent Diploma alumni, including Mabouba Diagne, a Diploma mathematics graduate who is now vice-president of finance and corporate services at the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development
  • parallel sessions in various regions of the world to foster the creation of networks
  • a video (or media of your choice) challenge to let you tell the world about your ICTP experience!

The event took place from 23 to 25 August 2021. The registration deadline was 17 August.

We enjoyed welcoming you all to the Diploma 30th Anniversary!

Thanks to the following organisers who have worked to make this anniversary event a success: Nushkia Chamba (Stockholm University), Antonio Celani (ICTP), Erika Coppola (ICTP), Paolo Creminelli (ICTP), Sandro Scandolo (ICTP), Fernando R. Villegas (ICTP).