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The International Tribology Council is an international organisation of Tribology Societies, Groups and Associations.
ITC is a Corresponding Member of UNESCO


Tribology Gold Medal:

Nominations for the Tribology Gold Medal are considered annually by the Tribology Trust which is administered by the IMechE in the UK. Nominees should be able to demonstrate excellence and/or a significant influence on the subject of tribology. For example, this may include the development of an original explanation or theory for a tribological phenomenon that has been widely adopted, a visionary approach, which has significantly influenced the direction of developments in a particular area of tribology, or, a novel invention, which has made important contributions to the control of wear or friction. Further information:



ITCs objectives are:

  1. To maintain a live continuous contact between tribology and kindred societies and groups anywhere in the world.

  2. To facilitate tribology and kindred societies and groups to keep each other informed of their activities, in particular of their forward programmes.

  3. To ensure that its international congresses are arranged at agreed intervals; however, the organisation of such congresses to be conducted by the respective Host Society or Societies.

  4. To facilitate exchange of views, comments and opinions on tribological matters between member societies and groups.

  5. To advise and assist - where requested - in the founding of tribology societies in countries where such societies do not exist.

  6. To assist through international co-operation in matters connected with tribology science, technology and education.

  7. To undertake such other actions within the field of tribology science, technology and education, whether pure or applied, which at least three-quarters of all members groups or societies desire it to do.


The international Tribology Council is non-commercial and non-political. Members cover all disciplines.