Uzbekistan restores full membership in JINR

News, 25 September 2019

On 20 September 2019, a meeting of President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan B. S. Yuldashev with the JINR leadership represented by JINR Director Academician V. A. Matveev and Vice-Director M. G. Itkis was held. Head of the national group of the Republic of Uzbekistan in JINR, Head of the DLNP sector A. A. Artikov also participated in the meeting.

The meeting was held on the occasion of taking office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in JINR by Academician B. S. Yuldashev. The process of restoring the full membership of Uzbekistan in the Joint Institute was discussed at the meeting. The parties touched upon also the issues of the development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and JINR in the fields of scientific research and training specialists.

Academician B. S. Yuldashev shared more details on the meeting in his comment to the Institute’s media: “On the initiative of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev, our Government decided to restore the full membership in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Recently, President Mirziyoyev has initiated radical reforms on a comprehensive review of the governmental support of science and education in Uzbekistan. Thanks to this, science in the country is in the period of active development and growth. In two years, this policy has already resulted in drastic positive social and economic changes. Restoration of the full membership of Uzbekistan in JINR opens up wide opportunities for expanding scientific and technical programmes of Uzbekistan, first of all. It will also allow Uzbekistan to take part in large-scale international projects through JINR. We are planning a large-scale specialist training programme on the JINR basis not only in the fields of nuclear physics but also in the fields of radiochemistry, IT, material sciences. Furthermore, training of young specialists on the University “Dubna” basis is being prepared. In this regard, it is significant that the governments of Russia and Uzbekistan have recently signed the agreement on the mutual recognition of diplomas of higher education. I should remind that in the 1960-1970s, about 70 representatives of Uzbekistan worked in JINR. JINR trained more than 300 qualified specialists for the Republic of Uzbekistan, including 20 Doctors of Sciences and more than 100 Candidates of Sciences. That is why we have always aimed at preservation of these fruitful scientific contacts with the Institute.”

JINR Vice-Director M. G. Itkis added the following to the comments of President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan: “Bekhzod Sadikovich Yuldashev is officially appointed as Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in JINR. I would like to add that for the last two years, he has personally conducted considerable work on the restoration of the full membership of Uzbekistan in JINR. He also greatly contributed to the development of science in Uzbekistan. It is a pleasure for us that Uzbek scientists will have an opportunity to work again in JINR and develop various physical fields in the Republic of Uzbekistan. That is why the issue of specialist training is urgent, and we will jointly work on this important field. Our scientific contacts have not been interrupted. Nevertheless, restoration of the full membership of Uzbekistan provides to Uzbek scientists in JINR a fully convenient scientific environment.”

Kristina Moisenz
Photos by Elena Puzynina