Meetings in Yerevan: bet on modernisation of cooperation formats

Media, 14 April 2022

From 14 to 16 April, a delegation of the Joint Institute headed by JINR Director RAS Academician Grigory Trubnikov visits the Republic of Armenia by invitation of the National Academy of Sciences of the country (NAS RA). Institute’s representatives took part in the extended meeting of the Presidium of NAS RA on the issues of cooperation between scientific centres of the Republic of Armenia and JINR. A number of working meetings took place within the framework of the visit’s programme.

At the meeting of the NAS RA Presidium, President of the Academy Ashot Sagyan presented the key milestones in the JINR-Armenia scientific cooperation to his colleagues representing scientific and educational organisations of the country. “We are convinced that the current visit of the delegation will contribute to the development of cooperation between scientific institutes of Russia, as the JINR location country, and Armenia. It is significant in the light of the global challenges the humanity is facing these days,” he highlighted. Ashot Sagyan also noted that it is necessary to work out the mechanisms of cooperation in the fields of joint staff training. This may be an additional impetus for the development of scientific and research projects.

JINR Director RAS Academician Grigory Trubnikov shared scientific plans of the organisation with the audience, “The Institute sees its goal in expending the range of scientific research. So we are ready to support active participation of members of the Armenian scientific community in the JINR international programme.”

Speaking about the importance of scientific cooperation, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Republic of Armenia in JINR Sargis Hayotsyan highlighted that “it is a priority for Armenia now to reconsider and reformat the country’s participation in JINR so that to deepen the mutually beneficial cooperation.”

In addition, participants discussed a joint project in the fields of studying geodynamic processes in Armenia with the use of precision laser inclinometers, as well as the creation of a network of such devices in the country. Another promising area for interaction is biological studies of membranes. A separate seminar was devoted to this realm in the programme of the meeting of the NAN RA Presidium.

A special item in the agenda of the meeting was congratulations extended to FLNR JINR Scientific Leader RAS Academician Yuri Oganessian on his anniversary by colleagues from scientific and educational centres of Armenia. In recognition of his contribution to world science, Yuri Oganessian received the Honorary Order of the Russian-Armenian University at the meeting.

Moreover, on 14 April, there were a number of working meetings of the JINR delegation with Chairman of the Science Committee of the Republic of Armenia Sargis Hayotsyan and President of the NAS of Armenia Ashot Sagyan. On the same day, MLIT JINR Director Vladimir Korenkov met with managers of the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA. There was also a meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia, the Institute of Mechanics of NAS RA, the Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology n.a. A. Nazarov of NAS RA, as well as other interested institutions with JINR Director Advisor Mikhail Itkis, Head of the JINR International Cooperation Department Dmitry Kamanin, and a senior researcher of DLNP JINR Grach Torosyan.

The programme of the visit included the excursion to the A. Alikhanyan National Laboratory.

On 15 April, the JINR delegation will visit the Yerevan State University where the JINR Information Centre will be opened.

Photos by Press Office of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

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