About us

JCOM Masterclasses are a project of JCOM, the Journal of Science Communication published by Sissa Medialab.

JCOM Masterclasses are organized by Sissa Medialab in partnership with SISSA, the International School of Advanced Studies, ICTP, the “Abdus Salam” International Centre for Theoretical Physics, ICGEB, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste.

After the Second World War, thanks to the insight and the incessant work of the physicist Prof. Paolo Budinich, Trieste has embraced the mission to become a city where East and West, North and South collaborate to the scientific endeavour overcoming political and economical barriers. With one of the highest ratios in Europe of scientists per inhabitants, Trieste is today a fertile milieu that hosts a cluster of top-end international institutions: the Trieste Science System.