Mongolia

General information on collaboration

Mongolia has been a JINR Member State since its foundation. Academician N. Sodnom was the first Plenipotentiary Representative of Mongolia at JINR who signed the Charter of JINR. He was then repeatedly appointed as Plenipotentiary Representative and elected as JINR Vice-Director, moreover, he was President of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and Rector of the Mongolian State University. He has maintained close ties with JINR in these positions. Many Mongolian scientists and leaders have made a significant contribution to JINR development including professors D. Chultem, D. Tuvdendorj, N.Dalkhjav, B. Dalkhsuren, O. Otgonsuren and Sh. Gerbish.

Many young Mongolian physicists contributed to the internationally acclaimed projects carried out by the Institute’s international teams during the 60-year history of JINR. Mongolian experts who studied at JINR became leading scientists, professors, academicians, state prize winners and directors of research institutions. Today, they are leaders of science development in Mongolia and are very interested in Dubna to keep being the modern physics school for young specialists of the country.

Mongolian scientists continue to successfully work in JINR laboratories. As of 1 January 2019, 10 Mongolian experts work full-time at JINR. Every year 15 Mongolian scientists and experts come to the Institute on short-term business trips to participate in joint projects and to attend JINR conferences, and approximately the same number of JINR researchers go to Mongolia.

The Nuclear Energy Commission of Mongolia, the National University of Mongolia, the Centre for Nuclear Research, Academy of Sciences of Mongolia and the Institute of Physics and Technology are traditional partners of JINR. Collaboration continues on a range of subjects in all fields of JINR activities, including the educational programme. Contacts between Mongolia and the European Organisation of Nuclear Research are enabled through JINR: many experts take part in the ALICE project.

Due to the launch of the national Mongolian programme on development of nuclear power and industrial development of uranium sources, JINR will play a significant role for Mongolian colleagues in both carrying out work in the frames of this programme and in training highly-skilled experts.

  • Evgeny A. Krasavin
    Executive of the contacts with, Mongolia, Director of the Laboratory of Radiation Biology JINR

  • +7 (49621) 6-57-40
    +7 (49621) 6-26-88

  • krasavin@jinr.ru

  • Mikhail G. Loshchilov
    Coordinator, collaboration with Mongolia, Leading engineer,the JINR Science Organization & International Cooperation Office

  • +7 (49621) 6-53-64

  • mgl@jinr.ru

Scientific Themes and Projects

Sientists of Mongolia take part in the research work on the following themes of the Topical plan for JINR research and international cooperation 2019:

    Theoretical Physics


  • “Fundamental Interactions of Fields and Particles”
    Leaders: D.I. Kazakov, O.V. Teriaev
    from the part of Mongolia: Kh. Namsrai +3 person (IPT MAS)
  • “Theory of Complex Systems and Advanced Materials”
    Leaders: V.A. Osipov, A.M.Povolotskiy
    from the part of Mongolia: N. Tsogbadrakh (NUM)
  • Elementary Particle Physics and Relativistic Nuclear Physics


  • “Research on Relativistic Heavy and Light Ion Physics. Experiments at the Accelerator Complex Nuclotron/NICA at JINR and CERN SPS”
    Leader: A.I. Malakhov
    Deputy: S.V. Afanasiev
    from the part of Mongolia: Ts. Baatar +2 person, R. Togoo +2 person (IPT MAS)
  • “ALICE. Study of Interactions of Heavy Ion and Proton Beams at the LHC”
    Leader: A.S. Vodopyanov
    from the part of Mongolia: Ts. Baatar +2 person (IPT MAS)
  • “Development and Construction of the Prototype of a Complex for Radiotherapy and Applied Research with Heavy-Ion Beams at the Nuclotron-M”
    Leader: S.I. Tyutyunnikov
    from the part of Mongolia: R. Togoo +2 person (IPT MAS)
  • Nuclear Physics


  • “Development of the FLNR Accelerator Complex and Experimental Setups (DRIBS-III)”
    Leaders: G.G. Gulbekyan, S.N. Dmitriev, M.G. Itkis
    Scientific leader: Yu.Ts. Oganessian
    from the part of Mongolia: P. Zuzaan (NRC NUM)
  • “Synthesis and Properties of Superheavy Elements,  Structure of Nuclei at the Limits of Nucleon Stability”
    Leader: M.G. Itkis
    Scientific leader: Yu.Ts. Oganessian
    from the part of Mongolia: S. Davaa +4 person (NRC NUM)
  • “Non-Accelerator Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics”
    Leaders: V.B. Brudanin, A. Kovalik, E.A. Yakushev
    from the part of Mongolia: O. Lhagva (NRC NUM), S.Enkhbat  (IPT MAS)
  • “Investigations of Neutron Nuclear Interactions and Properties of the Neutron”
    Leader: V.N. Shvetsov
    Deputies: Yu.N. Kopatch, E.V. Lychagin, P.V. Sedyshev
    from the part of Mongolia: N. Baljinnyam (CGL), G. Khuukhenkhuu (NRC NUM)
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Radiation and Radiobiological Research


  • “Investigations of Condensed Matter by Modern Neutron Scattering Methods”
    Leaders: D.P. Kozlenko, V.L. Aksenov, A.M. Balagurov
    from the part of Mongolia: D. Sangaa +3 person, G. Sevjidsuren (IPT MAS), SH. Chadraabal +2 person (MUST)
  • “Development of the IBR-2 Facility with a Complex of Cryogenic Neutron Moderators”
    Leaders: A.V. Belushkin, A.V. Vinogradov
    from the part of Mongolia: D. Sangaa +2 person (IPT MAS)
  • “Radiation Physics, Radiochemistry, and Nanotechnology Investigations Using Beams of Accelerated Heavy Ions”
    Leaders: S.N. Dmitriev, P.Yu. Apel
    from the part of Mongolia: A. Ariunbat (CGL), N. Norov (NRC NUM);
  • “Research on the Biological Effect of Heavy Charged Particles with Different Energies”
    Leaders: E.A. Krasavin, G.N. Timoshenko
    from the part of Mongolia: O. Lhagva +2 person (NUM)
  • Networking, Computing, Computational Physics


  • “Information and Computing Infrastructure of JINR”
    Leader: V.V. Korenkov
    Deputy: T.A. Strizh
    from the part of Mongolia: D. Bolormaa +2 person (NUM);
  • “Methods, Algorithms and Software for Modeling Physical Systems, Mathematical Processing and Analysis of Experimental Data”
    Leader: Gh. Adam, P.V. Zrelov
    from the part of Mongolia: T. Zhanlav (NUM), B. Ulziibayar (MUST), B. Batgerel (IPT MAS)
  • Educational Programme


  • “Organization, Support and Development of the JINR Human Resources Programme”
    Leader: V.A. Matveev, S.Z. Pakuliak
    from the part of Mongolia: S. Odmaa (NUM)
Plenipotentiary representative

The Plenipotentiary representative of the Government of Mongolia in JINR from 2012 to present is Professor Suren Davaa.

Suren Davaa, Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Senior Officer at the Executive Office of the Nuclear Energy Commission of the Government of Mongolia, was born on 23 November 1953.

He graduated in 1976 with a degree in physics. He worked at Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in 1979 – 1986. Then in 1985, he defended his PhD thesis in JINR. He worked as a lecturer in 1986 – 1989. In 1989 – 1992 he was a head of University academic department, in 1992 – 2008 he was a first pro-rector and in 2009 – 2010 – rector of MonSU. Suren Davaa has worked as a director of the Nuclear Research Center at the National University of Mongolia in 1997 – 2016. Since 2016, he is Scientific Secretary of the Nuclear Research Center at the Mongolian State University. Since 2017 he is working as a senior officer at the Executive Office of the Nuclear Energy Commission, Government Mongolia.

Major scientific achievements

His main scientific projects are on the research of nuclei decay of lanthanides by nuclear orientation method. Spins of dozens level of the daughter nuclei and parameters of multipolarity mixing for cell transitions were identified unambiguously by measuring anisotropy of angular gamma-ray distribution between daughter nuclei levels.

Energy and Level structure of rotation bands and transient probabilities between these nuclei levels were calculated under the semi-microscopic quasi-partial phonon model for odd ytterbium nuclei, and a comparison with experimental data was also done.

Over the last years, Suren Davaa worked on nuclear energy infrastructure development in Mongolia. Over the past 20 years he significantly contributed to higher education reforms in Mongolia.

Suren Davaa about JINR:
JINR significantly contributes not only to the world science but also to electronics and accelerative and reactor technics development and to other high technologies. A range of generations of professional personnel from member states grew up in JINR.

The plenipotentiaries of the Government of the Republic of Mongolia in JINR since 1991:

    1991 – 1996
  • Chadraa Baatar, Academician, Vice-President of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Vice-Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Commission, Government of Mongolia;

  • 1997 – 2005
  • Gantsog Tserensodnom, Professor, President of the National University of Mongolia, Member of the Presidium of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences;

  • 2005 – 2012
  • Enkhbat Sodnom, Academician, Director of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Government of Mongolia;

  • 2012 – present day
  • Suren Davaa, Professor, Senior Officer at the Executive Office of the Nuclear Energy Commission, Government Mongolia.
Members of the Scientific Council

At present, members of the JINR Scientific Council are Baatar Tseepeldorj and Khuukhenkhuu Gonchigdorj.

Baatar Tseepeldorj, Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Academician of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Chief of the High Energy Physics Division of the Institute of Physics and Technology MAS, member of the JINR Scientific Council since 2011, was born on 1 July 1945.

Major scientific achievements

He studies processes of multiple production of secondary particles in hadron – nuclear and nucleus – nuclear interactions under high energy. He is an author of about 200 scientific papers.

Khuukhenkhuu Gonchigdorj, Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Head of the Nuclear Data Division of the National University of Mongolia, was born on 25 October 1946. Khuukhenkhuu Gonchigdorj was a member of the JINR Scientific Council in 2003 – 2008. He has been a member since 2013.

Major scientific achievements

His scientific interests cover researches of nuclear reactions proceeded under the intermediate and fast neutron activity, and photonuclear reactions. He has more than 240 publications including monographs, student books and scientific papers which were published in journals such as Phys.Rev.Lett., Phys.Rev.C, Nucl.Instr.Meth., Eur.Phys.Jour.A, Appl.Rad.Isot., Nucl.Sci.Eng., Progr.Nucl.Energy and others. Over the last years, he works on the using of atomic power and of nuclear technology in Mongolia. He greatly contributed to the training of national staff in nuclear physics and technology field.

Members of the Scientific Council from Mongolia since 1994 were:


    1994 – 2009
  • Baatar Tseepeldorj, Academician of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Nuclear Physics Department of the Institute of Physics and Technology MAS;
  • Khuukhenkhuu Gonchigdorj, Professor, Chief of the Nuclear Physics Department of the National University of Mongolia;
  • Ganzorig Jigjiddorj, Vice-Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Board of the Government of Mongolia;

  • 2009 – 2011
  • Sangaa Deleg, Vice-Director for scientific activities of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics;

  • 2011 – present day
  • Baatar Tseepeldorj, Academician of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Chief of the High Energy Physics Division of the Institute of Physics and Technology MAS;

  • 2013 – present day
  • Khuukhenkhuu Gonchigdorj, Professor, Head of the Nuclear Data Division of the National University of Mongolia.
National groups

The languages of international communication at JINR are Russian and English. However, one can hear the speech in many languages in Dubna, including the languages of JINR member-states when the countrymen, the representatives of the same expatriates’ community (the national groups of JINR), meet each other.

Being in constant contact with plenipotentiaries, embassies of member-states, JINR’s directorate and management services, they take part in the solution of the problems connected with the stay of their colleagues-countrymen and their families in Russia, with the organization of their life and leisure. The Council of the leaders of the national groups meets periodically. The representatives of the Directorate and the services of the Institute are invited to its meetings. The agenda includes the discussion of the urgent problems of the collaborators from the member-states. Due to this, the Directorate is able to make adequate decisions in time.

On the occasions of major public holidays of the member-states the national groups arrange receptions. These festive events are held accompanied by art exhibitions, photo exhibitions, and enrich JINR staff members’ knowledge about the member-states, their people and culture.

  • Ochbadrah Chuluunbaatar
    Head of the national group of Mongolia, Deputy Director for Scientific Work of the Laboratory of Informational Technologies JINR

  • +7 (49621) 6-25-29

  • chuka@jinr.ru

Ochbadrah Chuluunbaatar was born on 24 July 1974. LIT Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Head of sector SDCP LIT JINR, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics. Since 2018 he is Academician of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

National Holidays
  • New Year – 1 January;
  • Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) – celebrated on the first day of spring according to lunar calendar (three days of celebration);
  • International Women’s Day – 8 March;
  • Child’s Day – 1 June;
  • National Festival Naadam – 11-15 July;
  • Day of Great Genghis Khan – celebrated on the first day of winter according to lunar calendar;
  • Day of the First Constitution of Mongolia – 26 November;
  • Independence Day of Mongolia – 29 December
Events

Contact Information on the Embassies

Embassy of Mongolia in the Russian Federation:

Consular Department of the Embassy of Mongolia in the Russian Federation:

Russian Embassy in Mongolia: