The International Programme in the Physical Sciences (IPPS)

On the 1st of September, 1961 an international fellowship program started at the Institute of Physics, Uppsala University. The program was then called the International Seminar for Research and Education in Physics. Read more about IPPS

Subject areas supported in recent years are:

  • Condensed matter physics and materials science
  • Biophysics and radiation physics
  • Geophysics and atmospheric physics
  • Environmental physics
  • Applied laser physics
  • Instrumental development
  • Astrophysics and space science


Supported networks

  • AFSIN - African Spectral Imaging Network. with nodes in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Sri Lanka and Togo
  • EAARN - East African Astrophysics Research Network, with nodes in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda    
  • EANWoBAS - Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences
  • ESARSWG - Eastern and Southern African Regional Seismological Working Group, with nodes in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe     
  • MSSEESA - Materials Science for Solar Energy Network for Eastern and Southern Africa, with nodes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia    
  • NADMICA, Natural Disaster Science in Central America, with nodes in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panamá

Formerly supported groups and networks

Research groups

IPPS supports research groups in the following countries: