JINR participates in high-tech cooperation between Russia and China

News, 09 June 2022

On 9 June, the 13th meeting of the Russia-China Working Group on High Technology and Innovation took place at the site of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in Moscow. A JINR delegation headed by Vice-Director Vladimir Kekelidze took part in the section dedicated to the development of scientific and technical cooperation within megascience projects between Russia and China.

Vladimir Kekelidze presented the physical tasks and fields of applied studies of the NICA project. He also made an overview of the existing cooperation between JINR and Chinese scientific organisations in that field. A new impetus to the development of the cooperation was given in August 2020 when the agreement between the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research was signed on China’s participation in the construction and operation of the facility.

As a way of development of bilateral relations, Vladimir Kekelidze offered to conclude an agreement between JINR and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China on scientific and technical cooperation and the use of facilities of the Joint Institute. “Signing of this agreement will allow us to expand and multiply the successful practices of cooperation between JINR and the Chinese side obtained within the framework of the NICA project and launch support measures for joint initiatives in all fields of the JINR research programme,” the speaker noted.