Development of cooperation between Cuba and JINR

News, 27 August 2017

On 22 August 2017, a JINR delegation participated in the 2nd Meeting of Russia-Cuba Working group on cooperation in science, technology and environment. Deputy Minister of Education and Science of RF, Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Russian Federation in JINR, academician G.V. Trubnikov was the co-Chairman from the Russian side. The Institute was represented by Deputy Director of the JINR University Centre A.S. Zhemchugov and Head of the JINR international Cooperation Department D.V. Kamanin. The JINR representatives took part in a discussion of the organization of experts and scientists exchange programmes in the frames of scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries.

From the Cuban side, Director of the Centre for Applied Technology and Nuclear Development (CEADEN) Angelina Díaz García, member of the JINR Scientific Council participated in the meeting as a partner of the Institute. The parties discussed measures to ensure mobility for young Cuban scientists and students, as well as how to make modern research infrastructure available to them. As G. V. Trubnikov noted in his concluding speech, the latter is a crucial circumstance, along with the implementation of specific research projects discussed by the Working group.

Currently, the cooperation of Cuba and JINR is developing successfully in different directions. Further impetus to this cooperation was given during the celebration of the JINR 60th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the participation of Cuba in JINR which were honored by holding the JINR Days in Latin America in February 2016 in Havana. Cuban scientists are involved in several research programmes of the Institute, including the NICA mega-science project. It is also worth noting that 10 young Cuban scientists have already participated in educational programmes of JINR in 2015, four of whom participated in the JINR Summer Student Programs.

Photounit by the RF Ministry of Education and Science