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Scientific diplomacy

The Office of the Scientific Attaché

In May 2020, Dr. Nicola Bianchi Scientific Attaché with our Embassy in Singapore (who took office there on 2nd January 2019) has received the extension of his diplomatic accreditation also forMalaysia and Indonesia.

Dr. Nicola Bianchi, former Research Director of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, and Scientific Expert with UST and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, carried out research activities in the field of Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics publishing over 300 works, with an H-index higher than 100, and leading different scientific projects in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. Among his most recent assignments are the Presidency of the European Committee for Nuclear Physics of the European Physics Society, the Presidency of the European Lise Meitner Prize, participation as a member in various international committees such as the Council of the SESAME project in Jordan, the Council of the ALICE project at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland, the International Advisory Committee of the LHeC project CERN, the Program Advisory Committee of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF) Laboratory in the USA, the Editorial Board of the HERMES experiment at the DESY lab in Germany, the INFN National Scientific Commission 3 of Italy.

His contact details are:

Nicola Bianchi

Embassy of Italy in Singapore

101 Thomson Rd, #27-02 United Square, Singapore 307591

Tel : +65 6253 0472


The Scientific Attaché is the person in charge – locally – for the new Innovitalia platform of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation dedicated to Italian researchers abroad. This platform, aside from enabling visitors to get acquainted with Italian researchers all over the world and their skills and expertise, offers information on work opportunities, news and events related to the world of science and technology.

To this end, all Italian researchers in Malaysia are invited to apply for their registration, which will be validated by the Scientific Attaché.

The International Relations Offices of Italian Universities and Research Institutions can contact the Scientific Attaché to facilitate contacts, meetings and agreements with their counterparts. These offices are also invited to communicate to the Scientific Attaché any new MoUs and Collaboration Agreements and to register the same agreements on the CINECA website.

The Scientific Attaché’s office also addresses Malaysian Academic or Research Institutions, research groups, researchers and companies interested in collaborating with Italian counterparts in specific sectors.