The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) is a unique science and education institution located in the coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. It welcomes national and international Conferences, specialized professional colloquia, as well as selected Thematic Schools, in particular for doctoral students and has full support and appreciation of the local and national authorities.

The monument is housing a 350-seat auditorium, a conference room and more intimate seminar rooms along with offices for study and research.

These spaces showcase spectacular views out over the sea and nearby mountains.


Commissioned by the association ‘Rencontres du Vietnam’ under the direction of its founders Prof. Jean Tran Thanh Van and Prof. Le Kim Ngoc, the purpose of ICISE is to bring together scientists from developed and emerging countries to host conferences as well as to nurture the association’s long-held expertise in designing exceptional cultural and educational projects.


The Centre ICISE hosts between 10 and 12 high level international scientific conferences each year. Covering disciplines in the scope of fundamental or applied science mainly in the field of physics, the program will extend to cover a larger array of scientific disciplines as biology, medecine, social and human sciences.


On average a conference gather 150 people during a six days period.

The location

Located a few kilometers away from the city centre of Quy Nhon, capital of Binh Dinh province, ICISE provides a peaceful environment, removed from the city traffic to facilitate more intimate dialogues and an exclusive focus on work exchanges. Its exceptional location on a wild 21.38 hectares (50 acres) site between mountains and sea, makes it an inspirational and energizing place.

Quy Nhon

The city of Quy Nhon is located on the east coast of Vietnam, just 45 minutes north by air from Ho-Chi-Minh City (Saigon) and 1 and 30 hour south from Hanoi. This economically growing city still preserved from mass tourism has retained its traditions including martial arts and reveals an authentic face of Vietnam.



In a unique adventure in the scientific world, the Association «Rencontres du Vietnam» under the direction of its founder Jean Tran Thanh Van, has developed a close network of international cooperation for scientific research around the entire world for almost 20 years. It organizes high-level Conferences in Vietnam which attract research scientists from developed and emerging nations allowing young Asian students to meet with top scientists all the way to Nobel Laureates.



The success and reputation of previous Rencontres and conferences led to the creation of ICISE. The centre was born in the attempt to promote North-South cooperation and develop education through a privileged partnership.


The rapid economic development of emerging nations in the Asian-Pacific zone generally contrasts with their level of scientific and technological development. The increasing awareness of this gap has resulted in the high demand for collaborations, in fundamental research as much as in technological transfers and applications, which today opens up a large range of potential cooperations in Asia.


It is well known that this region of the world is characterized by the youth of its population, and by the constant progress achieved in university education. To give opportunities to students from all these countries to take part in scientific projects with a strong international dimension constitutes an issue and a challenge of first rate importance for the countries and institutions involved as much as for the individuals concerned.


To help the emerging nations to develop their potential fully, one must consider the scientific instruction of their youth. The actions taken at ICISE will serve to define the adaptation of new technologies to different economic, social, and environmental contexts, and this effort will open up new industrial and commercial opportunities.


Propose a unique programming of high level scientific conferences with a special focus on the new generation of scientists and make sure neophytes get initiated to the basics of science through our infrastructures and public programming.


Become a must-go “center” in the domain of high-level international and national conferences and achieve to attract X spectators a year by 2019.


• Educate
• Share
• Encourage
• Develop knowledge
• Enrich Personalities