JINR-RSA: strengthening cooperation together

News, 30 March 2023

On 30 March, the 17th session of the Joint Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa was held in Pretoria. The delegation of the Joint Institute took part in the meeting of the Joint Russian-South African Commission on Scientific and Technological Cooperation held within the framework of intergovernmental consultations.

Participants noted the importance of the potential of the multilateral cooperation format implemented within JINR for strengthening bilateral scientific and technological cooperation between Russia and South Africa.

During the visit of the JINR delegation to South Africa on 27 — 31 March, meetings took place with representatives of the Department of Science and Innovation and the National Research Foundation, as well as with partners at the University of Pretoria, the University of the Western Cape, the University of Cape Town, iThemba LABS National Research Foundation, and representatives of other organizations. The JINR delegation discussed with current and potential partners in South Africa the possibilities of expanding cooperation in a wide range of priority scientific areas of the Institute, including information technologies. A researcher of the Laboratory of Information Technologies Igor Pelevanyuk gave a series of seminars at universities and research organizations in Pretoria and Cape Town. Meetings at the South Africa Centre for High Performance Computing and the National Integrated Cyber Infrastructure System of South Africa allow talking about mutual interest in the development of cooperation in information technologies.