Science and technology has always been an international activity. NSTDA is working to raise its profile in the global scientific community by building partnerships with leading research agencies and educational institutions around the world. The resulting networks enable the international flow of knowledge, technology and people, and allow NSTDA researchers to benchmark their own research against some of the best research taking place in the world today.
NSTDA maintains healthy relationships with a wide range of agencies and institutions located in countries across the globe, many of which are formalized by official agreements such as MOUs. NSTDA has bilateral collaborations with more than 20 countries in the world, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Uganda, and Vietnam.
In addition, NSTDA actively participates in a number of multilateral committees/working groups including the APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG), ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST), ASEAN Foundation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).