World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day Flyer Did you know that ninety-four percent of all life forms on Earth are aquatic? From this number, ninety percent resides in the ocean’s “abyssal zone.”
Come celebrate World Oceans Day with us at the National Science Centre in D'Abadie on Friday June 8th 2018. Enjoy a tour and a screening of our Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean Video Series followed by a Q&A session with one of the people involved in bringing the project to life! Screenings run from 9:30am - 3:00pm
For more information contact us at 642-6112.

Competition Alert!

Do you have a mobile device? If so, you are eligible to enter A Very Short Shorts Mobile Film Competition.
Sustain TT, in collaboration with NIHERST, presents a Green Screen competition, which will be open to the general public in two categories: 12 to 17 year old participants; 18+ year old participants. The competition will be open to filmmakers of all levels of experience.
The Competition opened on June 5th and has a theme of Stories of our Rivers and Seas. Prizes will include cash up to $10,000.00 TTD courtesy SWMCOL. Submissions will be accepted online only via FilmFreeway ( Go to for full submissions guidelines.

Girls in ICT Commemoration

The Ministry of Public Administration and Communications (MPAC) in collaboration with NIHERST will be hosting the Girls in ICT Commemoration on Wednesday 2nd May from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the National Science Centre. The MPAC has invited 80 Secondary students along with other specially invited guests to participate in the programme. The four concurrent workshops will be held; Robotics, Little bits-Planetarium/IEEE, FABLAB, and Makey Makey. Read More

All-Girls Robotics team to represent T&T at World Festival in Houston

Just on the heels of the International Women’s Day celebrations, it was the all-girls team “Bionic Wolves” of St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Joseph that emerged Champions and will go on to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival held in Houston, Texas from April 18th-21st, 2018. Read More

Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean - Post-Advertorial

On Tuesday 27th February 2018 the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) officially launched the Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean video series and book at the Digicel IMAX Port of Spain... Read More

ICGEB Research Grants 2018

We are pleased to inform you that the Call for the CRP - ICGEB Research Grants 2018 is now open. The new updated form and related guidelines can be downloaded from our website here!

INVOCAB - Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean Symposium

NIHERST hosted a two day Science, Technology and Innovation in Education Symposium on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November 2017, at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre in Port of Spain. This event marked the close of the European Union funded INVOCAB project... Read More

Science Club Resumes

Want to get students involved in science outside the classroom? Join our Science Club today! This club will encourage your children to explore the world around them and tap into their inner scientist! See our Facebook for more details.

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NASA International Internship

The NASA I2 is a 10-week, intensive internship programme that brings together students to undertake research alongside international peers at NASA Ames and be mentored by some of the world’s leading scientists. Over 20 of the nation’s top students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competed for a place in the highly sought-after NASA International Internship (I2) programme, and be the first interns from this region.

For more information about this program contact Darielle Rampersad at 622-2181 ext 1025 /

NIHERST Seismology in Schools Programme Workshops

NIHERST with the support of the UWI Seismic Research Centre hosted a series of annual workshops under the Seismology in Schools Programme - Trinidad and Tobago. There was a total of (8) participating secondary schools nationwide for the 2017 cycle. Read More

ICGEB Arturo Falashi Fellowship Programme

ICGEB offers competitive PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue research studies in a world-class scientific environment... Read More

Get fit for the Climate

Berlin, 06/09/2017: In a few weeks’ time, politicians, scientists and activists from around the world will meet in Bonn to discuss approaches to resolving the climate crisis. For those wanting to become knowledgeable about the subject before the negotiations in November, WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK), a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change: Climate Change, Risks and Challenges (#ClimateCourse)... Read More

NIHERST Board Installed

On Wednesday 16th August 2017, the NIHERST Board of Governors was installed at a simple ceremony at the Ministry of Education, #5 St Vincent Street. Board members received their instruments of Appointment from The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education... Read More

First ICGEB Early Career Grant Winner in T&T

Dr. Rajini Haraksingh is a Human Geneticist and Lecturer in Biotechnology in the Dept. of Life Sciences at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. In 2013, she was awarded a Junior Scientist Award from NIHERST for her research on human genomic variation and she was recently awarded an ICGEB Early Career Return Grant over the next three years to investigate the underlying genetics of Diabetes in the Trinidad and Tobago population. Read More

NYSC 2017 delegates off to the U.S.

The Embassy of the United States of America in collaboration with NIHERST is pleased to announce that Cheziah Phillip of Toco Secondary School and Ricardo Ramlogan of Iere High School have been selected as the two most promising young scientific leaders in Trinidad & Tobago. Read More