• 09.10.2018

    EU-Russia Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee meets in Moscow

    Research infrastructures, health and aeronautics were the key topics discussed at the 2018 meeting of the EU-Russia Joint Science and Technology Committee, which took place at the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Moscow on 28 September.
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  • 20.09.2018

    The 'Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal' replaces the 'Participant Portal'

    As those of you active in current Horizon 2020 projects will already know, the European Commission has recently presented a new corporate portal covering EU funding programmes beyond Research & Innovation, which replaces the current Participant Portal. The new 'Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal' provides all the functions available under the Participant Portal, which will be discontinued at the end of 2018, whilst implementing new features. Check it out!
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  • | Deadline: 29 November 2018

    Submit your COST Action proposal until 29 November 2018

    COST invites proposals for Actions aiming at contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. COST does not fund research itself, but supports networking via different tools such as meetings, short term scientific missions, training schools and dissemination activities. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. Among others, the list of COST eligible countries includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.
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  • | Deadline: 23 May 2018

    Submission period for sustainability research award 2018 now open

    Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers. The goal of sustainable development is to find a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the need to preserve the environment, and to thus meet the requirements of present and future generations.
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  • 28.02.2018

    'Life Science Talk' at German Embassy in Moscow

    The 'Life Science Talk' in Moscow on 21 February 2018 was held by the German Embassy , together with the German Science and Innovation House (DWIH), the Helmholtz Association and the companies Bayer and Merck. The aim was to present successful models of cooperation between science and industry in Germany and Russia and trigger new partnerships.

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  • 30.05.2018

    28 ‘Science & Technology’ and 7 ‘Innovation’ projects funded under the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017

    In April 2018, the funding organisations of the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 selected 7 ‘Innovation’ projects for funding with a financial volume of EUR 3 million. With the 28 projects for 'Science & Technology' selected in November 2017, in total 35 joint research projects will be carried out between 2018 and 2021 with a total funding volume of EUR 14 million.
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  • 04.12.2017 | 10:00 am CET | online

    Webinar: Secure, clean and efficient energy - how to find your topic and partners to join a successful proposal?

    This webinar will focus on new calls in 'Secure, clean and efficient energy' under Horizon 2020, the new Work Programme for 2018-2020 and information on how to build or how to join a succesful consortium. It is the 12th of a series of 15 Black Sea Horizon project webinars providing information and good practices about Horizon 2020 in general and on specific calls launched thereunder in particular with potential for bi-regional cooperation. The webinars in this series are free of charge and open to all.
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  • | New deadline: 10 October 2017 | 15.00 CEST

    ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 for Innovation Projects – Deadline extended!

    The ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 for 'Innovation Projects' is now open until 10 October 2017! It supports innovative research collaboration of a high standard between teams from EU Member States and/or Associated Countries, and Russia. Funding is available for all research areas that are thematically assigned to innovative technologies of high utilisation, with a high market potential and of particular importance for both the EU and Russia.
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  • 05.07.2017

    ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 for S&T Projects closed – Call for Innovation Projects to open soon!

    The funding line 'Science & Technology' of the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 closed on 4 July 2017. Researchers from Russia and Europe had been invited to submit their ideas for a joint research project in the fields of nanotechnology, health, environment/climate change, humanities/social sciences, or robotics. A call for proposals for Russian-European innovation projects is expected to open on 20 July 2017. The new calls follow the huge success of a similar support measure implemented in 2014-2016 that resulted in 18 funded 'Innovation' and 45 funded 'Science & Technology' projects.
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  • | call open

    ERA.Net RUS Plus – Call for Evaluators 2017

    Do you have experience in European-Russian research cooperation? Are you interested in the evaluation of 'S&T' and 'innovation' projects? ERA.Net RUS Plus is looking for independent experts to participate in the evaluation of the ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017. Check, if you have the required skills and register yourself in the expert database.
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  • | Deadline: 23 May 2017

    Apply now to become a Green Talent 2017!

    Are you an up-and-coming scientist with innovative ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? Convince the high-ranking expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents 2017! The prestigious 'Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development' is hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award is open to all disciplines related to sustainable development. Award-winners are granted unique access to Germany’s research elite.
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  • 08.02.2017 | Moscow, Russia

    Helmholtz Wintergespräche (Helmholtz Winter Talks)

    A new project was launched in Moscow in February 2016 - the 'Helmholtz Winter Talks'. The new event format offers a strategic platform to promote the exchange of views between German and Russian representatives from science, education, politics and business. On 8 February 2017, the 'Helmholtz Winter Talks' will take place in Moscow for the second time under the patronage of Andrej Fursenko, advisor to the President of the Russian Federation for Science, and Edelgard Bulmahn, Vice-President of the German Bundestag.
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  • 02.12.2016

    New Analysis Report reveales tough Competition for Horizon 2020 Funds

    Winning a research grant from the European Commission is no 'easy money': The Horizon 2020 grant application success rate drops to 10.7 per cent, according to an analysis of the first 2 years of Horizon 2020. The chances of securing a grant are now around half what they were in FP7, Science|Business pointed out in an article yesterday. The EC's tone is more upbeat, laying the emphasis on the ever growing interest in EU research funding: In 2015 there was an increase in proposals by 25% compared to 2014, including a large number of first time participants and SMEs.
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  • 25.10.2016

    Happy with Horizon 2020? Have your say!

    On 20 October 2016, the European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme.
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  • 18.10.2016

    FP9 – EU Commission sketches out the route to its next Framework Programme (2021-2028)

    At a Science|Business meeting in Brussels on 12 October, Robert Jan-Smits, Director-General for Research at the European Commission, said that the groundwork for the 2021- 2028 EU research programme is already being laid, with a foresight study in hand, plans to develop new models of how R&D contributes to the economy, and a public consultation due to open next month. FP9 issues being chewed over at the moment include: more capacity building research money for Central and Eastern European countries; and ways to bump up international participation.
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  • | Deadline: 31 October 2016

    15th Call for Proposals of the German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center (G-RISC)

    The German-Russian Interdisciplinary Science Center (G-RISC) is a Center of Excellence established in 2010. The main offices are based at St. Petersburg State University and Freie Universität Berlin. Subject of funding is mobility for excellent young Russian students, graduate students, or post-docs up to the age of 35 years aiming interdisciplinary research projects (in physics, geophysics, physical chemistry, or mathematics) in Germany, where support can be requested for research stays up to 2 months.
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  • 23.09.2016

    Update on Support for EU-Russia Research Cooperation

    The European Commission has just updated its 'Country Page' on research cooperation with Russia. This is a 'must read' document for anyone active in EU-Russia STI cooperation. The PDF lists local programmes or funds that support Russian Horizon 2020 participants; defines current priorities for EU-Russia STI cooperation and lists all related calls; links to brochures or other communication materials aiming at to support Russian participation in Horizon 2020; and offers a comprehensive list of contact persons at local National Contact Points including for the European Research Council and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.
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  • 19.10.2016 - 23.10.2016 | St. Petersburg, Russia | Deadline: 9 Sep 2016

    BarCamp St. Petersburg: Alternative Event Formats of Science Communication

    In cooperation with policult, paper Media, and ITMO University, the German-Russian Forum will host a BarCamp in St. Petersburg for young professionals interested in alternative formats of science communication. The BarCamp is intended to provide participants with the potential for realising such formats in their own countries. The organisers are looking to recruit 40 participants from Belarus, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine. The BarCamp is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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  • | Deadline: 12 December 2016

    Joint Call for German-Russian Project Proposals in Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities

    The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) have launched a new call for proposals in the fields of Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities on 15 September 2016. The submission deadline is 12 December 2016.
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  • 22.08.2016

    Olga Vasilyeva appointed as new Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

    On 19 August, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Olga Vasilyeva as the new Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
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  • 27.07.2016

    European Research Council to invest record budget in 2017

    On 25 July 2016, the European Research Council (ERC) announced its 2017 grant competitions with a total budget of around €1.8 billion, the highest ever since the ERC's inception in 2007. It is also the record ERC annual funding reserved for young researchers with two to seven years of post-PhD experience (Starting grants) and the first increase of the ERC annual budget since 2013. The ERC grants, part of the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, support ambitious researchers from anywhere in the world, who are ready to carry out their research projects in the EU or associated countries.
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  • 25.07.2016

    Update of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2017

    Today, on 25 July 2016, the European Commission announced an investment of €8.5 billion to be released during 2017 into research and innovation, following an update to the Work Programme of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme. The updated Work Programme introduces important novelties: A particularly important change is the introduction of open research data in all new Horizon 2020 calls.
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  • 17.06.2016

    Skoltech and German Aerospace Center sign Cooperation Agreement

    On 13 June 2016, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) signed an agreement to strengthen their scientific cooperation. The cooperation extends over a wide range of research fields, from material research via life sciences to climate research, space law and planetary research. Intended are the planning and implementation of joint scientific projects, but also exchange programmes for scientists, students and doctoral candidates. The Framework Agreement also enables the exchange of scientific data and the organisation of joint symposia and workshops.
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  • | Deadline: 1 July 2016

    Black Sea Horizon Grant Scheme to facilitate the participation of Black Sea countries in Brokerage Events

    This grant scheme financially supports the participation of local researchers from Black Sea countries in brokerage events related to Horizon2020 in the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Such events will allow researchers to network with EU consortia, to build-up partnerships for subsequent joint research activities and to make their institutions and/or their research networks better known.
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  • | Deadline: 14 June 2016

    M-ERA.NET Call 2016 – open to participation from Russia

    M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. The M-ERA.NET Call 2016 opened on 15 March 2016. 35 funding agencies from 26 countries participate with a preliminary total budget of around 40 million €, including an EU contribution. The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation.
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  • | Deadline: 31 May 2016

    Internship Programme 'Doing Business in Russia' – apply now for fall semester 2016!

    The internship programme 'Doing Business in Russia' is part of the initiative GO EAST 'Russland in der Praxis' jointly developed by the Higher School of Economics, the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The Programme provides the unique opportunity to conduct a six-month internship in internationally oriented (German) companies operating in Russia. Students enrolled at German universities receive financial support by DAAD.
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  • | Deadline: 24 May 2016

    Green Talents 2016: Competition for Young Researchers in Sustainable Development – apply now!

    Become a 'Green Talent', promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers! The competition aims to encourage 'Green Talents' from all over the world to cooperate with research institutions and companies in Germany. Thus you become part of a global, interdisciplinary network of highly talented researchers who are pursuing a common goal: to develop solutions for a sustainable future.
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  • 11.04.2016

    Master's programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow

    An English-language Master’s Programme on 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' was launched at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' (HSE), Moscow, in 2014. New updated information on the programme is now available. Next application deadline is 1 May 2016 for classes beginning in October 2016.
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  • | Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2016

    Academy Robert Bosch Fellowships at Chatham House

    Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (UK), in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), hosts fellows from the 6 countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia.The fellowship offers an opportunity for the next generation of scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to advance their knowledge of post-Soviet politics, develop research skills, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly.The fellows spend nine months working at Chatham House with the Russia and Eurasia Programme team.
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  • 29.03.2016

    Info on Horizon 2020 Opportunities for Russian Researchers updated in March 2016

    The European Commission's country page for Russia has recently been updated. The PDF contains links to current funding opportunities and important background information for Russian participants. To support Russian participation in Horizon 2020 and in view of the fact that participants from Russia are no longer automatically funded by the EU, the Russian Ministry of Education and Science publishes dedicated calls to offer funding support for Russian Horizon 2020 participants in accordance with its own call procedures.
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  • | Deadline: 30 April 2016

    BELSPO offers Postdoc Fellowships for Russian Researchers in Belgium – SELECTION 2016

    The Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is granting post-doc fellowships to non-EU researchers allowing them to work in a Belgian research team for 6 to 18 months. Researchers from all BRICS countries (including Russia) are eligible. Candidates have to hold a doctor’s degree for less than 6 years before 1 January 2016 and submit their application before 5 pm on 30 April 2016.
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  • 08.03.2016

    New Russian-German Cooperation on Magnetic Hybrid Materials

    At the beginning of March 2016, a German-Russian research cooperation in engineering, funded by the DFG, is being launched for the first time. For a period of presumably six years, three German and four Russian research groups will jointly enter uncharted territory in the field of magnetic hybrid materials. In Germany, two research groups at TU Dresden and one group at TU Ilmenau will participate. Their undertaking is financially supported by DFG funds. In Russia, universities in Yekaterinburg, Moscow and Perm will partake in the programme, financed by the Russian funding institution RFFI (Russian Foundation for Basic Research – RFBR).
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  • | Deadline: 17 June 2016

    Sumforest Call for 'Sustainable Forests for the Society of the Future'

    The FP7 funded ERA-NET Sumforest has launched a call for transnational collaborative research projects. It focuses on basic and applied research to inform policy decisions and also addresses research issues spanning the whole value chain from forest management to product and service development. Proposals are expected to be transnational, and innovative forms of cooperation are encouraged. Russia is involved as a funding partner, thus the call is open to Russian participation.
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  • 15.02.2016

    CREMLIN project now online

    The CREMLIN project ('Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures') aims to create stronger links between European and Russian research institutions in the area of large-scale facilities and enable a more intensive STI cooperation, both at a scientific level and at a research policy level. While Russia participates in European research facilities such as the European XFEL, FAIR, ESRF or the LHC experiments at CERN, CREMLIN should also support EU scientists to become more engaged in major Russian projects. The new website will feature project information and offer a forum for discussion.
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  • 18.01.2016

    Russian Parliament discusses plans to fight brain drain

    As University World News report, the Russian Duma is to draw up proposals to impose restrictions on the employment of graduates of national universities abroad, with the aim of preventing further brain drain out of the country. It is planned that these restrictions will mainly involve imposing financial sanctions on graduates of Russian universities who studied at state-funded Russian colleges and universities and did not pay for their education. Data from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science suggests that about 15% of graduates of Russian universities find a job abroad each year.
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  • 15.12.2015

    STI Priority Setting in the EU Countries and the Russian Federation: Best practices

    Most of the developed countries regularly work on STI priorities setting, providing the basis for their STI policies. The focus is put on dealing with strategic socio-economic development objectives, efficient exploitation of national competitive advantages, and concentrating on application of particularly efficient innovative technologies. The main objective of this brochure is to present a review of best STI priority setting practices in the EU countries and the Russian Federation, compare sets of priorities adopted by various European countries, and identify promising subject areas for further enhancement of international cooperation.
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  • 11.12.2015

    Russia to increase fundamental research financing to $2 billion in 2016

    As Russian news agency TASS reports, the Russian Government will scale up fundamental research financing to 135 bln rubles ($2 bln) in 2016, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on 10 December at the ceremony of granting 'Cabinet Awards in Science and Technology 2015'. According to Dmitry Medvedev, it is impossible to support a strong and efficient economy without achievements in the field of science and technology.
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  • 20.11.2015

    Russian version of Networking Guide for International R&D Projects

    The first edtion of this Networking Guide has widely been used by researchers not only from Russia, but also from other countries. The second edition has recently been published by the EU funded 'BILAT-RUS Advanced' project.
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  • 29.10.2015

    BILAT-RUS Advanced Project completes its Activities

    The project comprised 16 partners from the EU Member States and Russia, who collaborated to enhance the bilateral science, technology and innovation partnership between the Russian Federation and the EU Member States and Associated Countries. The project was coordinated by the DLR Project Management Agency, a part of the German Aerospace Center, and financed under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. BILAT-RUS Advanced was also entrusted with the coordination of activities within the 'EU-Russia Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2014'. The main project outcomes are available on the BILAT-RUS Advanced website.
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  • 26.10.2015

    Norway publishes Roadmap for Research Cooperation with Russia

    Russia is an important priority country for Norway, especially in terms of the countries’ common strategic interests in the northern areas. The following research fields are especially relevant for cooperation: polar research, marine research, petroleum, social science and the humanities, health, nuclear physics, space research, nanotechnology, aquaculture and marine technology.
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  • 21.10.2015

    Guide on How to Effectively Network/Communicate in International R&D Projects – 2nd edition

    The first edtion of this Networking Guide has widely been used by researchers not only from Russia, but also from other countries in Eastern Europe, in the EU and worldwide. It has served educational purposes at universities and in trainings on the participation in international research projects. The guide is also recommended for professionals in the technology transfer area. The second edition has recently been published by the EU funded 'BILAT-RUS Advanced' project.
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  • 14.10.2015

    Horizon 2020 work programme for 2016-2017 published

    The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme, following a new work programme for 2016-17 adopted on 13 October. It will support a range of cross-cutting initiatives: the modernisation of Europe's manufacturing industry (€1 billion); technologies and standards for automatic driving (over €100 million); the Internet of Things (€139 million); Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy (€670 million); and Smart and Sustainable Cities (€232 million). The work programme is now available on the participant portal.
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  • 08.10.2015

    Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation

    This Guide on Innovation Stimulation Instruments of the Russian Federation presents short descriptions of the various instruments available in the Russian Federation today for supporting innovation activities. The guide provides information on the type of instruments, the support available, application procedures, cooperation opportunities for partners from the EU, and contact details.
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  • 06.10.2015

    CREMLIN project kicked-off with Opening Conference in Moscow

    The Opening Conference and kick-off meeting of the Horizon 2020 CREMLIN project is being held on 6-7 October 2015 at the National Research Center Kurchatov Institute in Moscow. The full title of the project is 'Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures'. Its aim is to foster scientific cooperation between the Russian Federation and the European Union in the development and scientific exploitation of large-scale research infrastructures.
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  • | published in September 2015

    Two Horizon 2020 Innovation Guides offer practical advice to Researchers and Innovators

    'Innovation Strategy in R&D projects: a step by step guide' is a practical, concise, and free-of charge downloadable guide, which was prepared by 19 contributors coming from all across the European Union. It explains why and when an innovation strategy is required in research & development projects. 'ARIaT – Horizon 2020 Annotated Research and Innovation Actions Template': The annotated template aims to assist applicants to the Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Innovation Actions (IA) of Horizon 2020 to better understand the requirements of the templates and better write innovation-related issues in the H2020 proposals.
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  • 30.09.2015

    ERA.Net Plus with Russia publishes lists of Funded Projects 2015

    The ERA.Net RUS Plus Group of Funding Parties has selected 18 'Innovation' and 45 'Science & Technology' projects to be funded with a national financial volume of EUR 20 million including a topping-up from the EU of EUR 3.5 million. The Joint Call Secretariat received almost 300 project proposals, a huge response to the 2014 Joint Call, making ERA.Net RUS Plus the largest geographical ERA.NET and a flagship of EU-Russia science cooperation.
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  • 04.09.2015

    SHiP project to hold Workshop in Moscow

    An international workshop titled  'SHiP: Preparation of a New Experiment at CERN' will be held in Moscow on 30 September 2015. The main goal of this event is to discuss R&D issues of SHiP project. The ambitious project SHiP (Search for Hidden Particles) provided by CERN aims to find an explanation for phenomena not described by the Standard Model of elementary particle physics: the existence of dark matter and the absence of antimatter in the Universe.
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  • 01.09.2015

    S&T Gate RUS.EU newsletter no 13 – good news for EU-Russia science cooperation

    Several open calls support EU-Russia science, technology and innovation cooperation, as the current issue of the newsletter, which is compiled by the BILAT-RUS Advanced project, reports. Deadlines are in September and October 2015.
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  • 20.08.2015

    Education in Germany gains Popularity among Russian Students

    According to the statistics of German newspaper 'Die Welt', German academic exchange programmes are becoming more and more popular in Russia, as ITMO University reports. Currently about 4 000 young researchers and 10 000 students from Russia work and study in Germany.
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  • 16.07.2015

    ‘ERA.NET Plus with Russia’ marks a new stage in EU-Russia science cooperation

    On 1/2 July 2015, 20 funding parties from Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia met at Saint Petersburg State University to take a final decision on multilateral research projects to be funded in the framework of the ERA.NET Plus with Russia, an initiative supported under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). 62 EU-Russia cooperation projects are being funded with EUR 20 million.
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  • 15.07.2015

    Final Conference of the SARISTU (Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures) project

    The final meeting and conference of the SARISTU project was hosted by the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) in Zhukovsky near Moscow. Representatives of some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers participated in the event.
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  • 06.07.2015

    Horizon 2020 project information now available on CORDIS

    Over 4000 project factsheets from Horizon 2020 – the first wave of the EU's biggest ever research and innovation framework programme – can now be browsed and searched on CORDIS, which is continuing its role as the European Commission's primary public repository, containing over 100 000 EU-funded research projects and results stretching back 25 years and now extending its services to Horizon 2020 projects.
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  • 18.06.2015

    European Parliament emphasizes the need to promote cooperation with Russian researchers

    In a resolution on the state of EU-Russia relations adopted on 10 June 2015, the European Parilament 'underlines the need to promote, as much as possible, people-to-people contacts and to maintain, despite the current state of relations, strong dialogue and cooperation between EU and Russian students and researchers'. While the overall tone of the resolution is critical, it also stresses that 'a constructive relationship between the EU and Russia must be sought in the long run, in the interest of both parties and with a view to facing common global challenges'.
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  • 17.06.2015

    Horizon 2020 kick-starts Bio-based industries in Europe with €50 million

    The first ten projects of the new Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a partnership between the EU and industry, will get underway with a total of €50 million from Horizon 2020, the EU's research funding programme, and a further €28 million from the industry. This is thanks to the signature of the grant agreements finalised on 15 June 2015.
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  • 10.06.2015

    Russian gyrotron prototype passes acceptance tests

    Another milestone has been recorded in the Russian development program for the ITER gyrotrons—the 24 energy-generating units that will inject powerful microwave beams into the vacuum vessel to heat the plasma and drive plasma current. At the industrial complex of Gycom Ltd in Nizhny Novgorod, the Russian gyrotron prototype successfully passed factory acceptance tests in the presence of ITER Organization representatives. The promising results will open the way to series production once the final design review will be successfully closed. The Russian Domestic Agency will supply 8 of ITER's 24 gyrotrons.
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  • 08.06.2015

    EU will maintain scientific ties with Russia despite escalating tensions

    Science diplomacy can light the way where other kinds of politics and diplomacy have failed, according to Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas. While EU-Russian diplomacy gets more strained by the week, science communication lines will remain open, the EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas said on a visit to the US this week, as 'Science|Business' reports.
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  • 02.06.2015 - 03.06.2015 | Moscow, Russia

    Startup Village at Skolkovo Technopark

    StartUp Village is a key initiative of the Skolkovo Foundation – a non-profit set up to create an ecosystem of innovation in Russia and integrate it into the global innovation process. The event brings together startup communities from across Russia and neighboring countries. Startup Village matches investors with innovators in an open-air festival of entrepreneurship. Held over two summer days (2-3 June 2015) at the Skolkovo Hypercube, Startup Village incorporates lively debates, interactive startup exhibitions, and the startup pitch sessions.
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  • 26.05.2015

    Russian Ministry of Education and Science announces financial support to Russian participants in Horizon 2020

    The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has worked out a financial support scheme for Russian participants in the EU programme 'Horizon 2020' in various areas. Read more in the S&T Gate RUS.EU Newsletter No. 12.
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  • 11.05.2015

    Innovation Scoreboard 2015 – Scandinavian countries and Germany innovation leaders in Europe

    The European Innovation Union Scoreboards provide a comparative assessment of research and innovation performance in Europe. The scoreboards help countries and regions identify the areas they need to address. Sweden has confirmed its innovation leadership. It is followed by Denmark, Finland, and Germany as European Innovation Leaders.
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  • 07.05.2015

    Skoltech and Partner Universities form International Proof-of-Concept Network

    A Skoltech initiative to accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies throughout Russia received official support from leading research universities, which signed up for a newly formed organisation: the International Proof of Concept Centers Association (IPOCA).
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  • 28.05.2015 | Moscow, Russia

    International workshop 'State-of-the-art Competence Center Programmes in Europe. Opportunities for EU-Russia science and technology collaboration' at the Higher School of Economics

    On 28 May 2015, the Higher School of Economics hosted the international workshop 'State-of-the-art Competence Center Programmes in Europe. Opportunities for EU-Russia science and technology collaboration'. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-Russian project BILAT-RUS-Advanced. The organisers from the Russian side were the Russian Technology Transfer Network and the Higher School of Economics.
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  • 05.05.2015

    Russian-German 'International Collaborative Research Centre' studies spins

    St. Petersburg University, Ioffe Physical and Technical University and the German Universities of Dortmund, Bochum and Paderborn have established a Russian-German International Collaborative Research Centre. The project is aimed at the study of the properties of spins, minute magnetic moments that elementary quasi-particles spreading in semiconductor crystals possess. Study of the interactions, dynamics and lifetime of spins is a most important fundamental objective of modern quantum physics.
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  • | published in April 2015

    Participant Portal Country Page for Russia: National and EU-related funding opportunities, National Contact Points and more

    This document compiled by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science contains a clear statement regarding funding of Russian participants in H2020 projects, gives a broad list of specific topics of interest, and provides a structured list of the Russian NCPs.
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  • 10.04.2015

    MIPT Researchers Put Safety of Magic Anti-Cancer Bullet to Test

    A group of MIPT researchers together with their colleagues from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Australia and the Netherlands have carried out the first systematic study analyzsng the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study may be one of the most important steps on the path to new, safe and effective methods to diagnose and treat cancer.
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  • | Deadline: 2 June 2015 | 12 p.m. CET

    Experience Research in Germany - take part in the Green Talents Competition!

    Promote your research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots! Sustainable development means leading an environmentally friendly life in a way that conserves resources. This is essential to preserve our world for subsequent generations and particularly important in enabling our cities to overcome the challenges ahead. With its top innovation and research centres, Germany supports these efforts in particular by intensifying international cooperation among the bright young minds of tomorrow.
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  • 02.04.2015

    Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University rank among the top 100 universities in the world

    Moscow State University (MGU) was ranked 25th in the latest World Reputation Ranking of the world’s leading universities. It is the highest position ever held by a Russian university in the rankings. Last year, MGU was ranked in the 60s. St. Petersburg State University (SPGU) also made the list for the first time.
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  • 24.03.2015

    New video about International Cooperation in Research and Innovation

    The European Commission has published a short video about international cooperation in research and innovation under Horizon 2020, the current Framework Programme of the European Union. The EU is a world leader in research and innovation. With 7% of the world's population, it accounts for 24% of the world expenditure on research, 32% of the high impact publications and 32% of the patent applications. Horizon 2020 is the most open research and innovation programme in the world. Watch the video and find out more.
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  • | March 2015 | in English and Russian

    2nd edition of 'EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – 12 Months of Excellence and Cooperation in Science, Higher Education and Innovation' published

    This booklet provides a chronology of the events which have taken place as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, and with its selection of some (but by no means all) of its highlights tries to give a flavour of the vibrancy and dynamism which made the Year such a success.
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  • 20.03.2015

    On mission to Moscow

    On 6 and 7 March ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima visited Moscow, a mission intended to inform the representatives of the Russian party first-hand about the status of the ITER project and to hear in exchange about progress in procurement and manufacturing in Russia.
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  • 22.03.2015 - 28.03.2015 | CERN

    Teacher Programme at CERN in Russian language

    CERN offers  a course for physics teachers in Russian language from 22-28 March 2015. Participants will experience the atmosphere of frontier research at the LHC, meet with scientists and teaching colleagues, and find new ideas on bringing modern physics into the classroom.
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  • 12.03.2015

    Russian reconnaissance aircraft to study the Earth's climate

    A high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, whose basic model was developed during the Cold War, will take part in StratoClim, a European research project to study the planet's atmosphere and climate.
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  • 04.03.2015

    Russia will continue to cooperate with the West in Science

    The Nature journal, one of the largest and most prestigious editions in the world dedicated to science, has published an interview with Dmitry Livanov, the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
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  • 25.02.2015

    EU project CREMLIN will connect European and Russian researchers

    The European Commission has given the green light for a new collaborative project under Horizon 2020: The three-year project CREMLIN (Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures) will create stronger links between European and Russian research institutions in the area of large-scale facilities and enable a more intensive STI cooperation. While Russia participates in European research facilities such as the European XFEL, FAIR, ESRF or in the LHC experiments at CERN, CREMLIN should also support European scientists to become engaged in major Russian projects. The project is to be launched in autumn 2015.
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  • 17.02.2015

    Facilitating EU-Russian Scientific and Societal Engagement

    In an article for 'Science and Diplomacy', a quartely publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the authors Alexander Sokolov, Karel Haegeman, Manfred Spiesberger, and Mark Boden reflect on EU-Russia relations in the field of science and technology cooperation. They describe an approach aimed at better understanding the related challenges and determining how future scientific collaborations can most appropriately and effectively tackle them.
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  • 10.02.2015

    ISTC – International Science and Technology Center discusses Scientific Strategy at Internationl Conference in Brussels on 25 February

    Founded in 1992 as a multigovernment nonproliferation programme, ISTC has become an organisation connecting scientists from Russia, and other CIS countries with their peers in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States. On 25 February a 'Scientific Strategy Meeting' in Brussels will discuss future scientific priorities and funding mechanisms. The new ISTC Headquaters have already taken office on the premises of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Moscow office is expected to close in 2015.
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  • 02.02.2015

    Russian science minister Livanov announces support for research in 'promising areas of multilateral cooperation' under Horizon 2020

    In an interview with weekly science magazine 'nature', Dmitry Livanov said that the government is planning support for researchers in potential areas of international collaboration under Horizon 2020. Like other industrialised countries and emerging economies Russia is not eligible for funding from the European Commission. Livanov announced a scheme to support Russian researchers’ participation in Horizon 2020 for next year. The minister specifically mentioned 'Future Emerging Technologies and ERA-NET projects' as areas of cooperation.
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  • 02.02.2015

    Networking made easy - in the EU, Russia and worldwide

    The EU webplatform '' enables you to interact in online groups for the worldwide development community. You can provide your own profile, exchange your experience with others working in your field, upload documents and more. Here just two of the groups that might be interesting for you: 'European Neighbourhood and Russia' or 'MedMedia Neighbourhood & Russia'. Or maybe you want to start your own group?
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  • 28.01.2015

    ‘Noah's Ark’: Russia to build world's first DNA databank of all living things

    Moscow State University (MSU) has been awarded Russia’s largest-ever science grant for the project ‘Noah’s Ark’ on the construction of a 430 sq km facility to hold DNA. If the project is successful it will hold DNA samples from every known species, living and extinct, by 2018. The database will collect biomaterials from all of MSU’s scientific branches including the zoological museum, botanical garden and anthropological museum. All of the universities departments will be involved in the project including research and collecting materials.
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  • 20.01.2015

    Russia tests fast discharge resistor prototype

    In December 2014, Russian specialists at the Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus successfully tested a prototype of the fast discharge resistor module, designed to rapidly discharge energy stored in the coils of the ITER magnetic system. Tests results demonstrated full conformance with ITER Organisation technical requirements.
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  • 17.03.2015 - 18.03.2015 | Berlin

    Lab Surfing workshop on Future and Emerging Technologies open to participation from Russia

    Young researchers from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Slovakia, interested in high risk research enabled by information and communication technologies (ICT) are invited to participate in the Lab Surfing brainstorming and training workshop in Berlin on 17–18 March 2015. Application deadline: 17 February 2015.
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  • 19.01.2015

    Factsheet on local support for Horizon 2020 participants from Russia

    A short factsheet outlining the general framework of EU-Russia science and technlogy cooperation under Horizon 2020 was recently published as part of the online manual of the EU's participant portal. The factsheet also lists current contact options for further information. Russian National Contact Points (NCPs) are now being appointed. Their contact information is expected to become available shortly.
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  • 08.01.2015

    S&T Gate RUS.EU Newsletter No. 10 published

    This specialised newsletter by the BILAT-RUS-Advanced project provides you with current information about science, technology and innovation cooperation between Russia and the European Research Area.
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  • 05.01.2015

    Russia stands out for extending International Science and Technology Cooperation

    The 5th session of G8+5 Group of Senior Officials (GSO) on Global Research Infrastructures took place on 15-16 December 2014 at the headquarters of Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics. Russia was represented by Sergey Salikhov, Director of Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
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  • 22.12.2014

    FASO Institutions will be allowed to hire foreign specialists through a simplified procedure

    A new Governmental decree # 1355 of 11 December 2014 will foster Russia’s scientific development by introducing a simplified procedure for attracting qualified foreign specialists to Russian organisations operating under the jurisdiction of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organisations (FASO).
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  • 19.12.2014

    Co-Funding mechanisms of Russian-European S&T Cooperation

    The linked presentation in pdf format provides a brief overview about cooperation funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 with a specific focus on Russia (in English language).
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  • 17.12.2014

    Horizon 2020 Practical Guide for Russian Researchers

    This brochure in Russian language offers comprehensive information about Horizon 2020. It is specifically directed at researchers in Russia.
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  • 11.12.2014

    Russia strengthens scientific cooperation with the Black Sea region

    On 3 December 2014, a meeting of Science and Technology (S&T) Ministers of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) member states took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. The forum was attended by delegations from Russia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, and the Ukraine.
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  • | November 2014 | in English and Russian

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 – 12 Months of Excellence and Cooperation in Science, Higher Education and Innovation

    This booklet provides a chronology of the events which have taken place as part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, and with its selection of some (but by no means all) of its highlights tries to give a flavour of the vibrancy and dynamism which made the Year such a success.
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  • 20.11.2014

    CERN Open Data Portal launched – publishing first data of LHC experiments

    CERN has launched its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will for the first time be made openly available to all. 'Launching the CERN Open Data Portal is an important step for our Organization. Data from the LHC programme are among the most precious assets of the LHC experiments, that today we start sharing openly with the world. We hope these open data will support and inspire the global research community, including students and citizen scientists,' says CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer.
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  • 27.10.2014

    Outcomes of Third Moscow International Forum 'Open Innovations'

    The third annual forum and exhibition 'Open Innovations' was held in Moscow on 14-16 October 2014, bringing together over 15 thousand participants from 70 countries. As the People’s Republic of China became an official partner country of the event, Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, was an honorable guest at the 'Open Innovations' Forum 2014.
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  • 25.10.2014

    Russia invites China to participate in the construction of hybrid nuclear reactor

    Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, according to Mikhail Kovalchuk, Director of the National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute', and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). He added that the project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists. The new hybrid nuclear reactor will use a fusion reaction as a source of neutrons to initiate a fission reaction in a 'blanket' of traditional nuclear fuel. The approach is supposed to have a number of potential benefits in terms of safety, non-proliferation and the cost of generated energy.
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  • 24.10.2014

    Cooperation projects play important role in EU-Russia science partnership

    Since 2005 the EU and Russia have committed to creating a 'Common Space on Research, Education and Culture'. An article on the web portal of the European Commission highlights the role of ERA.Net RUS and BILAT-RUS in developing this 'Common Space'. While BILAT-RUS promoted the Science & Technology (S&T) potential between Russia, the EU, Candidate Countries and other Associated Countries, ERA.Net RUS focused more on enhancing the joint funding mechanism. ERA.Net RUS Plus and BILAT-RUS-Advanced are seen as an important next step to completing the European Research Area (ERA).
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  • 23.10.2014

    New guide on EU funding for regional authorities and SMEs that develop dual use technologies

    A new publication has been released this month by the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry. The guide is intended for small and medium-sized companies developing technologies for use on both civil and military markets (so called 'dual use' technologies) and presents opportunities offered by Horizon 2020 and COSME (the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises). The document is also directed at regional authorities who intend to foster dual use developments in their areas.
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  • 07.10.2014

    Now also in Russian – info on Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

    A new flyer titled 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in brief: your next career move!' has been released in Russian language, providing a general overview of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) 2014-2020. The objective of the MSCA is to support the career development and training of researchers – with a focus on innovation skills – in all scientific disciplines through worldwide and cross-sector mobility. For this, the MSCA provide grants at all stages of researchers' careers, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.
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  • 06.10.2014 | Moscow

    International Workshop 'Horizon 2020 & International Researchers’ Mobility: EU Supporting Tools'

    The International Workshop 'Horizon 2020 & International Researchers’ Mobility: EU Supporting Tools' took place in Moscow on 6 October 2014. The event was organised by National Research University Higher School of Economics in the frame of the BILAT RUS Advanced project. Its objective was to promote opportunities for EU-Russia STI cooperation through the dissemination of information on the new EU framework programme Horizon 2020, EU tools for supporting international researchers’ mobility, and the Russian Federal Targeted Programme 'Research and Development in Priority Areas of Russia’s Scientific and Technological Complex 2014-2020'.
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  • 03.10.2014

    ITMO University goes global - new office in Brussels will serve as a hub for effective international collaboration

    ITMO University is one of Russia’s leading higher education and research institutions, specializing in Information Technology, Optical Design and Engineering. Founded in 1900, today it is home to over 13,000 students. Today, the university is entering a new international level by opening a venue of the university in the heart of Brussels, close to the European Parliament and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Stephen Hagen, the vice-rector of the ITMO University Change Management, will be the head of the university international office.
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  • EU-Russia Cluster Workshop: Increasing Cooperation Potential, especially in Biotech and Medicine

    The workshop, organised by the Northrhine-Westphalian partner ZENIT (Center for Innovation and Technology in NRW) in the frame of the BILAT RUS Advanced project, and in collaboration with the NRW cluster secretariat and with the strong support from Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry as well as the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research in NRW has been well attended. Overall 40 cluster representatives, other target groups from science and research as well as political representatives from Germany, Russia, Austria and France have listened to carefully selected speeches.
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  • 25.11.2014 | Brussels, Belgium

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 Closing Conference

    Titled 'EU-Russia STI collaboration: Good practice examples from the Year of Science and beyond' the closing conference of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 was the occasion to highlight the achievements of the Year of Science, present good practice examples from the areas of mutual interest and illustrate the potential for Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation in the future.
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  • 27.09.2014

    Russia ranks 49th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014

    Russia ranks 49th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014, having improved its standing by 13 places, as compared with 2013. The GII is published annually by Cornell University, the French business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
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  • 25.09.2014

    HSE-ISSEK launches New Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation'

    In September 2014, first 33 Russian and international students commenced their studies in the framework of 2-year English-language Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' recently launched by HSE ISSEK.
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  • 23.09.2014

    EU Progress Report on the Implementation of the Strategy for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation

    In September 2012 the Commission adopted a Communication entitled 'Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation: a strategic approach' (COM(2012) 497). The Communication sets out a new strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation, in particular with a view to implementing Horizon 2020. The current report reflects on the progress that has been made and outlines the tasks that still lie ahead.
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  • 22.09.2014

    Second Round of Support Allocation to Russian Innovative Territorial Clusters

    On June 9th, 2014, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development announced the second round of allocating support to innovative territorial clusters. Starting from this year onwards, federal subsidies will increase to 2.5 billion roubles, and all 25 Russian pilot clusters will be eligible for this funding.
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  • 19.09.2014

    German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technology (GRIAT) opened in Kazan

    On 2 September 2014 the 'German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technologies' (GRIAT) opened in Kazan, the capital of the Russian Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan. GRIAT is supported by the German Academic Exchange service and the Republic of Tartastan in the framework of a project of the same name aiming to establish study programmes in engineering according to German standards at the Kazan State Technical Research University (KNRTU).
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  • 15.09.2014

    HSE-ISSEK 'Trendletter' – Newsletter on Technology Trends

    HSE ISSEK has launched new series of trendletters (newsletters on technology trends) in Russian language. The initiative is undertaken in the framework of HSE monitoring study 'Global Technology Trends'. The first trendletter covers three current technology trends in medicine – use of RNA aptamers for targeted delivery of anticancer drugs, implanted microchips for monitoring the treatment of chronic diseases, and 'pocket' biosensors for diagnosing acute respiratory infections.
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  • 03.09.2014

    New HSE ISSEK Publications

    Learn more about the latest publications of HSE ISSEK, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).
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  • 20.08.2014

    Launch of new web portal 'Innovations in Russia'

    Recently, a new information and analytical portal dedicated to state support of innovations in Russia was launched. The creation of the web portal was commissioned by the RF Ministry of Economic Development under the implementation of the Strategy for Innovative Development of the Russian Federation until 2020.
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  • 13.08.2014

    Foresight-Russia Journal now in English

    The first two English-language issues of Foresight-Russia were published. The English version will be issued in electronic format quarterly in sync with the Russian. Established in 2007, Foresight-Russia covers key topics in STI studies and Foresight methods and instruments. It is a high quality peer reviewed journal published by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, the largest research unit at National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
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  • 06.08.2014

    Law on Strategic Planning adopted in Russia

    On July 11th, 2014, Russian Federal Law 'On strategic planning' dated 28 June 2014 № 172-FZ has entered into force. Among the key documents in the domain of planning and forecasting, the Law specifies Russian Science and Technology Foresight-2030, whose development was commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and coordinated by National Research University - Higher School of Economics.
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  • 29.07.2014

    Information on Russia's S&T landscape updated to 2014

    We have recently updated the chapter 'Russia: S&T landscape' on this portal. 2014 information on the S&T infrastructure and research policy of the Russian Federation is now available online and for download in PDF format.
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  • 22.07.2014

    Summer Academy on EU Legislation in Russian language for Law Students from Russia and Kazakhstan

    The Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design  recently hosted a Summer Academy on the basics of the common legislation of the EU Member States. 'Common legislation is also of interest for the countries of the former Soviet Union, not only against the backdrop of the need to build their own legal systems , but also concerning the goal to harmonise law in growing economies,' says Dr. Jur. Habil. Hans-Joachim Schramm, who teaches at the Faculty of Economics. The students came from the renowned Pambouka Institute in Moscow and the Al-Farabi University in Almaty. For most of them it was their first visit to Western Europe.
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  • 03.07.2014

    Annual meeting of the Joint EU-Russia Science and Technology Committee

    The annual meeting of the Joint EU-Russia Science and Technology Committee took place at the Russian Ministry of Education and Science in Moscow on 20 June 2014. On the agenda were the results for the reporting period and objectives for the implementation of new international research projects.
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  • 01.07.2014

    Medvedev confirms Russia's interest in the development of biotechnology at 'BioKirov 2014'

    The 2nd International Forum 'BioKirov 2014' discussed the priorities of the bioeconomy until 2020 and the establishment of a regional industrial and economic base for high-tech start-up biotech industries. Another topic were the prospects of building a cluster system for the regional economy and modeling an innovation infrastructure. Particular attention was paid to the development of innovative biopharmaceuticals, organising a full cycle of innovative products - from research to manufacture dosage forms.
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  • 24.06.2014

    'GenerationS-2014': Best Clean Tech Startups

    GenerationS is a nationwide acceleration contest for technology startups from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which has been operated since 2013 under the auspices of the Russian Venture Company (RVC) and the Moscow Center for Innovative Development (CID), with support by the Moscow City Hall. From the ten finalists in the 'CleanTech track', representing the best projects in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and rational use of natural resources, the winners were selected at a pitch session held on 2 June 2014 at the Second All-Russian Startup Conference 'Startup Village' in Skolkovo.
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  • 20.05.2014 | Moscow, Russia

    Development of Cooperation between Russian and European Technology Platforms

    Technology platforms, which allow participants to allocate resources more sensibly and efficiently, are a relatively new STI policy tool. They were originally designed in the early 2000s in Europe and then, following their successful application, adopted in Russia. On 20 May 2014 prospects for cooperation between Russian and European technology platforms were discussed in an international workshop at the Higher School of Economics under the aegis of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 in the framework of the BILAT-RUS Advanced project.
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  • | apply until: 18 July 2014

    The Global Innovation Award 2014

    The Global Innovation Award, supported and sponsored by the ESASTAP Plus project, aims to recognise the most innovative start-ups outside the EU that bring new technologies, products or services to market. Nominated start-ups must have been formed outside the 28 EU member states, G8 member states and FP7 associated countries after 1 January 2011. A high-level selection committee will review the nominations and shortlist finalists in July 2014. The finalists will then be invited to join the Science|Business annual summit on 7 October in Berlin to present their company in a 3-minute 'elevator-pitch' to the jury and the summit audience.
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  • | Deadline: 16 June 2014

    Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development – apply now!

    Since 2009, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of ideas regarding green solutions. The award, whose patron is Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers from around the world each year. The winners come from various scientific disciplines and are recognised for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable.
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  • | Deadline: 26 June 2014

    Competition of projects for joint research by RU and EU organisations within the Federal Targeted Programme

    A competition of research projects has been announced within the Federal Targeted Programme for the Development of Priority Areas of the Russian Scientific & Technological Complex for 2014-2020, Action 2.2 'Support for research in cooperation with the member states of the European Union. Deadline for applications is 26 June 2014. Project duration is 1-3 years.
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  • 20.05.2014 | Moscow, Russia

    Innovation Policy and Practice Workshop: Integrating Russian Innovation Actors into European Networks – Facilitating Cooperation between Russian and European Technology Platforms

    The workshop, which is jointly organised by the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow, Russia) and the Centre for Innovation and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia (ZENIT, Germany) in the framework of the EU 7th RTD Framework Programme BILAT-RUS-Advanced project ('Enhancing the Bilateral S&T Partnership with the Russian Federation') will bring together representatives of Russian and European Technology Platforms and other key actors.
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  • 14.05.2014 | Tel Aviv, Israel

    CANCELLED: ERA.Net RUS Plus Innovation Call - Brokerage Event

    Unfortunately the brokerage event with regard to the recent launch of the Joint Call for Innovation projects had to be cancelled.
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  • 15.04.2014

    Rusnano Education Programs

    The RUSNANO Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs has approached the need of  Russia’s nanoindustry for 100,000 highly qualified specialists. Through March 2012 the fund had sponsored 63 programs in which 1,100 individuals have studied. The fund’s educational programs fall into two groups: programs with an engineering and technology focus and programs that train managers from the nanoindustry in leadership skills. Most educational programs for portfolio company staff incorporate international collaboration: study in foreign universities, onsite learning in businesses in Europe and the US, lectures by world’s leading specialists.
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  • 07.04.2014 - 11.04.2014 | Athens, Greece

    EU-Russia collaboration in R&D&I: Enhancing the attractiveness and openness of Russian Research infrastructures (RI) to Europe

    The International Workshop and Exhibition 'EU-Russia collaboration in R&D&I: Enhancing the attractiveness and openness of Russian Research infrastructures (RI) to Europe' will take place at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Athens (Greece) on 7-11 April 2014.  The workshop is supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and the National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS'.
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  • 02.04.2014 - 03.04.2014 | Yekaterinburg, Russia

    All-Russian Forum of Development Institutions

    The second Forum of development institutions was held in Yekaterinburg April 2-3. Interest in this event has grown significantly – the forum was attended by about 1,000 people from 60 regions of Russia. Among them – the regional leaders, corporate leaders and development agencies authorized to protect the rights of entrepreneurs, representatives of the business community and representatives of federal development institutions. Forum has gained international importance: there were foreign experts and international companies participating in the event.
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  • 20.03.2014

    New Master's programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow

    A new English-language Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' has been launched at the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics' (HSE), Moscow, Russia.
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  • 16.01.2014

    Horizon 2020 - first calls

    The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-15 sets out the funding opportunities under the different parts of the programme; all are being published today on the Participant Portal.
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  • 23.12.2013

    The Russian Federation has decided to join the ESRF

    The Russian Federation has taken a decisive step in becoming a full Member of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble (France). On 17 December, the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, signed a governmental act authorising the accession of the Russian Federation as a new Contracting Party of the ESRF Inter-governmental Convention. The Ministries of Science and Education and of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - with the support of the Kurchatov Institute – will now finalise the Protocol of Accession with the current ESRF Contracting Parties to complete the accession process in early 2014.
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  • 20.12.2013

    Opportunities for international cooperation within Russian Federal Target Program

    The new Federal Target Program «Research and development on priority directions of scientific-technological complex of Russia in 2014 - 2020 years» envisages opportunities for international cooperation. For instance, section 2.2 «Supporting cooperation in R&D with EU countries» is devoted to the cooperation with the EU and its Member.  It is envisaged to fund joint research projects in priority areas of S&T.
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  • 25.11.2013 - 27.11.2013 | Moscow, Russia

    Successful launch of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014

    From November 25 to 27 Russia and Europe have celebrated the launch of the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 with a three-day series of events in Moscow. After weeks of intensive preparations, this joint Russian-European initiative commences on Monday, November 25, with a high-ranking opening ceremony at Moscow's impressive 'Radisson Royal' Congress Center, also known as Hotel Ukraina. The Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn welcome the assembled guests.
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  • 15.11.2013

    The Reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

    Despite the controversial opinions on the Russian Academy of Sciences reform, on 27th September Vladimir Putin approved the federal law 'On the Russian Academy of Sciences, the reorganisation of the state academies of sciences and amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation' and the decree 'On the Federal agency for research organisations'.
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  • 04.11.2013

    First English-language Scholarly Journal on Economics launched in Russia

    The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation has recently launched the first English-language academic journal on business and economics published in Russia: 'ROBES – Review of Business and Economics Studies'. ROBES is a peer-reviewed scholarly international journal, published in English with Russian abstracts. The journal’s mission is to provide scientific perspective on wide range of topical economic and business subjects. The choice of topics for this quarterly publication is based on discussion between editorial board members, formed by renowned academics and practitioners from Russia, USA, Europe and Asia.
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  • | Deadline: 29 November 2013

    Pre-Announcement: European JPI Climate Joint Call will address Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems

    JPI Climate, a collaboration between 13 European countries to coordinate their climate research efforts and funding, will announce a call for proposals for 'Transnational Collaborative Research Projects' in September 2013. Topic 1: 'Societal Transformation in the face of Climate Change'; Topic 2: 'Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems'. The call aims to support excellent research in Europe and globally, recognising that these challenges demand joint efforts through multinational approaches. The call will open on 30 September 2013.
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  • 24.07.2013

    Russian-German Science Slam 2013 – deadline extended to 4 August!

    Academic competition, entertaining presentations: Six young scientists from Germany and six from Russia will have no more than ten minutes time to present their current research results to an enthusiastic audience. Anything goes, whether common presentation techniques or expressive dance, whether free speech or experiments on the stage. The organisers invite young scientists from every discipline to apply for participation in the science slam in September. Both Russian and German slammers will present in their native languages with simultaneous translation. Deadline for applications is now 4 August 2013.
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  • 14.07.2013

    Last word not spoken on controversial reform of Russian Academy of Sciences

    The Russian State Duma will consider the bill on a reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in a third reading scheduled for autumn 2013. On 5 July the lower house of the Russian parliament passed the bill to reform the Russian Academy of Sciences, with 344 deputies out of 450 supporting the document in its second reading.
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  • 11.07.2013

    Discussing the potential of Russsia's accession to the OECD

    How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the global discussion on economic recovery, maintaining stable economic growth, and eliminating global imbalances? What advantages and risks may there be for Russia joining the OECD? How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the organisation? These were some of the questions raised at a dedicated panel discussion within this year's St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which took place on 20-22 June 2013.
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  • 03.07.2013

    Reform of Russian Academy of Sciences under debate

    A month after the election of Vladimir Fortov as president of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russsia's science minister Dmitry Livanov announced a draft law that would merge RAS with two other science academies, strip it of control of its real estate holdings, and abolish the distinction between full-fledged academicians and scientists of a lower rank. The science ministry has asked Russia's parliament to fast-track debate on the law.
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  • 24.06.2013

    Russian and Dutch research centres agree upon establishing persistent high-bandwidth connectivity

    The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and SURFnet, one of the leading research network operators in the world, based in the Netherlands, signed a Letter of Intent to establish a persistent high-speed connection between the research centres. The network will link Skoltech in Russia to NetherLight in Amsterdam and is intended to support highly data-intensive collaboration projects between Dutch and Russian scientists and academics.
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  • 18.06.2013

    NanoBRIDGE - Bridging of the German and Russian Nanotechnology Excellence

    A new chapter in Russian-German nanotechnology cooperation was opened at this year's German Russian Forum on Nanotechnology, which took place in Tomsk/Russia from 21-24 May 2013. It was jointly organised by the Nano-Centre of the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the initiative NanoBRIDGE.
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  • 14.06.2013

    G8 Science Ministers and National Science Academies meet in London

    A meeting between the presidents of the G8 national academies and the science ministers took place at the Royal Society in London on 12 June 2013. Its purpose was to discuss those global challenges that demand a scientific response. The meeting was part of the preparation process for the G8 Summit that will take place in Lough Erne on 17 – 18 June. Among other topics discussed was global research infrastructure including 'Open Data' and 'Open Access' to published research outputs.
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  • | Deadline: 9 June 2013

    Reminder – Green Talents wanted

    Time is running out, 9 June is nearing, and the opportunity to apply for the Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is closing soon. So take your chance and apply now. As a reminder: the 'Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development' annually offers 25 outstanding young researchers an exclusive access to German R&D.
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  • 25.04.2013

    EU-Russia Year of Science 2014

    At the EU-Russia Summit in Brussels in December 2012 the political leaders of the EU and Russia agreed to make 2014 the 'EU-Russia Year of Science and Technology'. Jointly organised by the EU and Russia, the year will involve scientists, research organisations, innovators and the wider public.
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  • 19.04.2013

    Russia at Hanover Industrial Fair

    As a partner country of  'Hannover Messe 2013' (Hanover, Germany) Russia  presented more than 100 innovation projects from 30 leading educational, scientific and industrial organizations (including 'Gazprom', Rosneft', 'Russian Railways', RUSNANO, 'Russian Technologies', 'Skolkovo' and others) from 8-12 April 2013. 'Hannover Messe' is the largest international exhibition of industrial innovations.
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  • 18.04.2013

    European Commission meets Russian Government for executive-to-executive talks

    On 22 of March 2013, EU President José Manuel Barroso and representatives of the European Commission had a meeting with the Russian counterparts in Moscow. The talks were chaired by Russian Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The negotiations on the level of executive bodies covered a wide range of issues starting from a new EU-Russia partnership agreement to cooperation in trade, energy, transport and mobility.
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  • 15.04.2013

    International Round Table discussion “Shaping of Proposals on Enhancement of Russia-EU S&T Cooperation Efficiency”

    On 5 March 2013 the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” held an international round table discussion “Shaping of Proposals on Enhancement of Russia-EU S&T Cooperation Efficiency”. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the results of the inventory of existing procedures and instruments of Russia-EU S&T cooperation and to elaborate proposals for their improvement.
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  • 09.04.2013

    New BILAT web portal promotes funding opportunities in Russia

    The new web portal serves a a single access point for 14 current bilateral STI cooperation projects funded by the EU. In addition to information about the projects, including BILAT-RUS-Advanced, the new portal offers a database on funding opportunities in Third Countries worldwide that are also open to European researchers. The database content will updated continually.
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  • 08.04.2013

    Russia- Netherlands Year 2013

    In 2013 the Netherlands and Russia celebrate their special bilateral relation. A wide-ranged programme has been shaped to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economics, culture, sports, education, science and civil society.
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  • | Deadline: 14 August 2013

    Current calls: Call for proposals for 'Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)'

    The European Commission has published a call for proposals for 'Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)'. This call aims to encourage cooperation from Member States and Associated Countries with their peers from third countries.
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  • | Deadline: 14 August 2013

    Call for proposals for 'Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)'

    The European Commission has published a call for proposals for 'Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development.' Described in the 2013 People Work Programme, this initiative aims to reinforce the international dimension of European researchers' careers.
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  • 03.04.2013

    Russian Government Programme “Science and Technology Development in 2013-2020”

    In December 2012 Russian Government approved a State Programme on science and technology development for 2013-2020. The aim of the Programme is to create an internationally competitive and well-functioning R&D sector, in which efforts to modernize the economy are supported by science, technology and innovation.
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  • 25.02.2013

    Russia kicks off plans for world-class universities

    The Russian government has started implementing its ambitious plans to boost the country’s leading universities' performance in the international arena. According to Igor Fedyukin, the deputy minister of education, this year 15 universities will receive special state grants and at the initial stage the subsidies will be worth RUB9 billion (US$270 million).
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  • 21.02.2013

    German-Russian cooperation aims to improve the production of high-performance optics

    Optics made of silicon carbide will soon take over the tasks of mirrors made of metal and glass ceramic in lasers used for material processing, semiconductor or measurement technology and in space satellites. However, the processing of the optical element is still very time consuming and expensive. The Russian-German research project 'Ceramics4Optics' therefore aims to develop new ceramic composites and suitable manufacturing processes that can produce faster, cheaper and better high-precision optics.
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  • 07.01.2013

    2014 will be the EU-Russia Year of Science, Technology and Innovation

    This was announed at the EU-Russia summit in Brussels on 21 December 2012. It reflects the importance of research cooperation between the EU and Russia: The Russian Federation has been by far the most important third country partner in the seventh research framework programme. The EU-Russia Year of Science will feature a series of high-level EU-Russia conferences in several areas of the next framework programme, Horizon 2020.
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  • 21.12.2012

    Skoltech and MIT reflect on first year of collaboration

    In late October, faculty and staff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology joined leaders from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and partnering institutions in Moscow, Russia, to reflect on one year of collaborative activities.
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  • 09.11.2012

    New EU International Strategy for Research and Innovation

    The European Commission adopted a new strategy for developing international cooperation in research and innovation on 14 September 2012. It has a particular focus on global challenges such as climate change, food security and fighting diseases. The new strategy will be mainly implemented through Horizon 2020, the new funding program for research and innovation starting in 2014.
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  • 22.10.2012

    Conference on future coordination of EU cooperation with Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    The EU sponsored Science and Technology cooperation with Russia, the countries of the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood, South Caucasus and Central Asia is looking back on a splendid track record. In order to develop perspectives for a future cooperation that is coordinated in a more multilateral way, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invited to an international conference, which took place in Bonn on 10 and 11 of October 2012.
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  • 18.09.2012

    Russia's STI chances and challenges according to OECD Science and Innovation Report 2012

    Business spending on research and development has been hit hard by the economic crisis, with nearly all OECD countries seeing a fall in investment which could impact innovation and long-term growth, according to OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012. The Russian science and innovation profile demonstrates areas of strong performance, but also areas for future development, says the report.
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  • 03.09.2012

    EU Delegation to Russia launches regional outreach campaign on research cooperation

    The Delegation of the European Union to Russia in cooperation with Russian universities organises information seminars in Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and Perm to raise awareness among Russian scientists of funding opportunities under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Over the years, Russia continues to be the most successful international cooperation partner country of the Framework Programmes.
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  • 15.08.2012

    New data books on Russian S&T indicators published

    ISSEK - the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has presented several new publications, which offer valuable key data on the Russian science, technology and innovation landscape. The most recent titles are 'Information Society Outlook', 'Indicators of Innovation' and 'Science and Technology Indicators'.
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  • 11.07.2012

    Last round of FP7 calls started - info on 2013 work programme out now

    The European Commission has just published comprehensive info on the 2013 work programme and the last round of calls under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development. About 8,1 bln EUR will be made available.
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  • 07.07.2012

    ACCESSRU closes 33 months of EU-Russia science and technology cooperation

    ACCESSRU was a joint EU-Russian program aimed at supporting science and technology cooperation by promoting access to Russian and EU resources for scientific studies. Nearing the conclusion of the program’s 33-month run, an article published in the online forum 'Modern Russia' reviews the program’s highlights.
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  • 06.07.2012 | Moscow, Russia

    Annual meeting of the Joint Russia-EU Science and Technology Committee

    On 6 July 2012 a regular meeting of the Joint Russia-EU Science and Technology Committee was held in Moscow.
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  • 21.06.2012

    Russian Science and Education are uncompetitive - says Minister

    Over the past twenty years, Russian scientific and educational institutions have lost all competitiveness, and they need sweeping reforms, Russian Education Minister Dmitry Livanov said at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
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  • 12.05.2012

    Financial Support of Three Russian Scientific Mega-projects to be increased

    The financial support of three Russian scientific mega-projects will be increased. Among these are a high-flux research nuclear reactor (PIK), a Tokamak fusion reactor called IGNITOR,  and NICA, a Nuclotron based Ion Collider Facility.
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  • 11.04.2012

    International innovation forum wraps up in Moscow and Dubna

    Finding ways of better cooperation between the state, investors and scientists topped the agenda of the international forum 'Innovations.CIS. Future' that wrapped up in Moscow and the Moscow Region town of Dubna last week.
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  • 06.04.2012

    Roscosmos and ESA agree on joint Mars research

    Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it agreed Russia’s participation in a Mars research project with the European Space Agency (ESA), a spokeswoman for the Roscosmos chief said.
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  • 31.01.2012

    Putin calls for adopting ten year research programs

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has demanded 10 year research programs from scientific institutions and pledged to increase multifold the financing of research funds by 2018.
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  • 27.01.2012

    Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan – will investments push agricultural development?

    The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) organised a podium discussion titled: 'Agricultural Investments in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – “Land Grabbing” or Development Opportunity? ' in the frame of the 'International Green Week 2012' in Berlin, where experts from science, policy and private sector met to exchange their views at the 'Global Forum for Food and Agriculture'.
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  • 19.01.2012

    BP, Skolkovo Foundation, Boreskov Institute and Imperial College London to work together on Energy Efficiency Research Programme

    BP Russia and the Skolkovo Foundation announced an agreement to set up a major research collaboration with Russia’s Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk) and Imperial College London. The parties will now work together to define a three to five year GBP 9.3 million energy efficiency research programme which will be co-funded by BP Russia and the Skolkovo Foundation.
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  • 23.11.2011

    French and Russian innovation clusters announce partnership on the development of advanced electric vehicle and carbon neutral mobility

    The Skolkovo Foundation and Fondation MoveoTec, from the French national automotive R&D Cluster Moveo, have launched a new long term partnership for the development of innovative car sharing and communication systems, smart intermodal mobility spaces and new generation electric vehicle charging stations.
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  • 18.11.2011

    Russia and France to team up on ‘re-usable rockets'

    Russia and France will pool their efforts to build cutting-edge reusable space rockets, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
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  • 14.11.2011

    One year since Skolkovo and Microsoft started working hand-in-hand

    The Skolkovo Innovation Centre and Microsoft are marking the first anniversary of their cooperation and in view of this, they are promoting their joint work to support start ups at the innovation centre.
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  • 10.11.2011

    Russian, German, French and Dutch leaders launch Nord Stream gas pipeline

    On November 8, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched the Nord Stream gas pipeline, starting delivery of Russian natural gas to Germany bypassing existing transit countries. The ceremony to open the symbolic white tap of the gas pipeline in the town of Lubmin in northern Germany was also attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and French Prime Minister Francois Fillon.
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  • 29.10.2011

    Medvedev: Foreign Scientists welcome in Russia

    President Medvedev is convinced that inviting overseas scientists to Russia where they could share their knowledge and experience with their Russian colleagues is a good idea.
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  • 25.10.2011 - 26.10.2011 | Moscow, Russia

    International Conference "International Cooperation in Education and Science"

    The National Research University "Higher School of Economics" held a two-days International Conference on "International Cooperation in Education and Science", with a workshop on "Russia-EU Cooperation in Academic Mobility" and a round table discussion on "Academic Mobility in Russian Universities". Presentations are now available.
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  • 02.10.2011

    Strategy of innovative development of Russia until 2020 has been adopted

    In September 2011 the Presidency of the Russian Government approved the strategy of innovative development of Russia until 2020 with a total value of 15.6 trillion rubles for the next eight years.
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  • 30.09.2011

    Russian government calls for the development of mega-science projects

    Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Dubna on July 5 to hold a session of the Government Commission on High Technologies and Innovation at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). During the session of the Government Commission the Prime Minister emphasized the fact that mega-science projects are not only about the prestige of a nation. They help focus resources on priority areas, and to make breakthroughs first in fundamental science and then in technology.
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  • 29.09.2011

    Russian Governments’ Open Grant Competition winners selected

    On September 21, 2011, the Grants Council of the Government of the Russian Federation revealed the names of 39 scientists - the winners of the open grant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation designed to support research projects implemented by leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning.
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  • 29.08.2011

    FP7 - In the Framework Beyond the Frames

    In the linked interview Russian expert Dr Anna Pikalova talks about the EU's 7th Framework Programme, the role of HSE (National Research University Higher School of Economics) in the FP7 INCO projects and in particular about the development of S&T Gate RUS.EU, the web portal that was created by the BILAT-RUS project team to identify and analyse the S&T Potential of EU-Russia Cooperation.
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  • 19.08.2011

    Open discussion on draft document: "Basic Policy Directions of the Russian Federation in the Field of Science and Technology Development until 2020 and beyond"

    The Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for Science, Technology and Education has opened discussion on the draft document "Basic Policy Directions of the Russian Federation in the Field of Science and Technology Development until 2020 and beyond".
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  • 02.08.2011

    2012 Work Programmes - EU-Russia opportunities at a glance

    The 2012 FP7 work programmes were adopted by the European Commission on 19 July. The first series of calls for proposals, with a budget of over €5.3 billion was launched on 20 July. The linked slides provide researchers working in EU-Russia cooperation with a brief overview of the content of the work programme and the current calls, and highlight some specific topics which may be of particular interest.
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  • 20.07.2011

    New FP7 calls published today - Info Meeting in Brussels on 27 July

    The EU Framework Programme has published new calls for proposals, representing Europe’s biggest ever package of research and innovation investment of approx. 7 billion Euro volume.
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  • 19.07.2011 | Hanover, Germany

    German-Russian Government Consultations - science ministers agree on new common activities

    The XIII. German-Russian Government Consulations took place on 19 July 2011. Government representatives of both countries came together to discuss bilateral cooperation in education and science.
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  • 18.07.2011

    First European Union Centre opened in Siberia

    On 4 July 2011 the Tomsk State University hosted an opening ceremony of the European Union Centre in Siberia (EUCES). The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Tomsk State University. It is the third EU centre of this kind in Russia – recently similar centres have been established in Kaliningrad and Saint-Petersburg.
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  • 11.07.2011

    The 'Participant Portal' - new online access point for participants in the EU's Framework Programme

    The European Commission's new Participant Portal becomes the single authoritative website for the publication of FP7 calls. Calls are no longer published on CORDIS. CORDIS users are being redirected to the relevant pages of the FP7 calls section on the Participant Portal and are assisted to update their bookmarks accordingly.
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  • | Deadline: 5 October 2011

    Call for proposals 'BRFFR – RHRF 2012'

    Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research and Russian Humanity Research Foundation have launched the joint call for proposals “BRFFR – RHRF - 2012”. Within the call 2 years research projects in humanity sciences will be supported, as well as the organization of joint scientific events and expeditions in both countries.
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  • | Deadline: 29 July 2011

    Announcement of the international "Green Talents" Competition 2011

    How can green growth for all be achieved? What can be done to implement sustainability strategies into society? Young scientists from all over the world who are seeking solutions to these and other pressing questions related to sustainability research are invited to participate in the prestigious "Green Talents" competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
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  • 26.04.2011

    Internet guide on Russian S&T landscapes

    Two flyers published by the BILAT-RUS project offer a brief internet guide on the science and technology lanscapes in Russia. One of them is targeted at policy stakeholders and the other at scientists.
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  • 14.03.2011

    2nd EU-Russia Innovation Forum moved forward to 25-26 May 2011

    The 2nd EU-Russia Innovation Forum will be held at the Lappeenranta City Hall in Lappeenranta, Finland on May 25-26 2011. The Forum has been moved one week forward due to high level speakers' schedules.
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  • 08.03.2011

    Second EU-Russia Coordinated Call in Nanotechnologies to be implemented by end of March 2011

    Early in 2010 the EU-Russia Working Group on Nanotechnologies agreed on running the second EU-Russia Coordinated Call in Nanotechnologies. The EU Commission published a call within FP7 in July 2010. It was expected that a matching call will be published by the Russian Ministry for Education and Science in March 2011.
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  • 21.01.2011

    EECA-ICT cluster reviews ICT 2010 event

    The third joint Newsletter of the EECA clustering projects (ISTOKSOYUZ, SCUBE-ICT and EXTEND) is fully dedicated to the participation of ICT specialists from Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) countries - including Russia - at the most visible European ICT event – ICT2010. Exploiting the synergies between the three clustering projects an technical and financial support was given to 50 R&D specialists from 12 EECA countries with the strongest ICT collaboration potential. Their personal impression about this event are given in the Newsletter. The EECA-ICT cluster is an initiative supported by the European Commission in the frame of FP7.
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  • 01.12.2010

    EU and Russia should intensify their science cooperation, says Russian Prime Minister

    "European science and education must secure their leading position. This can only be achieved through close cooperation." Putin writes in an editorial for German daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
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  • 13.11.2010

    Russia's first nuclear institute to join Skolkovo development

    Russia's Kurchatov Research Institute has announced plans to open two research centers at the Skolkovo high-tech hub near Moscow.
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  • 11.11.2010

    Tomsk Polytechnic University will attract scientists to create new laboratories

    National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University has won two government grants to attract foreign scholars to create new innovative laboratories on nuclear energy and energy efficiency at the university in the three coming years.
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  • 07.11.2010

    Russia to build its first solar power station

    Russia's high-tech companies Rusnano and Renova have announced plans to build the country's first industrial solar power station near the Black Sea.
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  • 03.11.2010

    Microsoft to open R&D center in Russia's hi-tech hub

    U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. will establish a research and development center in the Skolkovo innovation hub near Moscow, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Skolkovo president Viktor Vekselberg said on Monday, 1 November 2010.
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  • 20.10.2010

    Deadline for FP7 EU-Russia ICT call prolonged

    Due to a delay in the publication of the call for tender of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the deadline of the call FP7-ICT-2011-EU-Russia was changed to 12 November 2010 at 17:00 (Brussels local time). For more information on this call, click "more" to visit the related CORDIS webpage, which also offers a link to information in Russian, published by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
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  • 05.10.2010

    Russia attempts to attract its scientific diaspora

    In an interview with science journal "Nature" Andrei Fursenko, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, spoke about how he hopes to bring the research diaspora back home and boost the international standing of Russian science.
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  • 20.09.2010

    Treaty on maritime delimitation and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean signed

    Norway and Russia signed the treaty on maritime delimitation and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean in Murmansk. It was signed by Foreign Ministers Jonas Gahr Støre and Sergei Lavrov in the presence of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and President Dmitry Medvedev.
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  • 20.08.2010

    Russia reported to pull out of CIS scientific-technological program

    As the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports, Russia will withdraw from the International Scientific-Technical Center (ISTC) agreement, according to a Russian presidential order published on 16 August 2010. President Dmitry Medvedev issued the order to terminate the ISTC agreement on August 11. The agreement will become null and void for Russia six months after all the remaining members have been informed of the decision.
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  • 17.08.2010

    Austrian – Russian Cooperation in the Field of Resource Engineering

    After nearly two-years of intense negotiations, the University of Leoben has succeeded in concluding a far-reaching cooperative agreement with the St. Petersburg State Mining Institute. The aim of the agreement is to train Russian and Austrian engineers in the fields of mineral resources and mining machinery in a common European and Russian study environment.
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  • 26.07.2010

    New FP7 calls published

    On 20th July the European Commission published a list of 51 new calls within four of the five 2011 work programmes. S&T Gate RUS.EU offers a pre-selection of all currently open calls targeted at Russia.
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  • 28.06.2010 - 02.07.2010 | Voronezh, Russia

    Review of the V Days of European Science in the Central Russia

    From 28 June to 2 July 2010 the Voronezh State University hosted «The V Days of European Science in the Central Russia» – a biennial international conference with the objective to provide a forum for the exchange of views on the development of Russia–EU scientific and technological cooperation. Participants used the opportunity to discuss challenges, trends and practical tools for a mutually beneficial research cooperation between Russia and the EU.
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  • 29.06.2010

    International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment (CLIENT)

    The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) launches a new funding initiative for international research cooperation. Applications for the first round of calls may be submitted by German institutions and companies until 31 August 2010. One of the target countries for cooperation is Russia.
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  • 25.06.2010

    Attracting leading scientists to Russian universities

    On April 9th, 2010, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed decree No. 220, "Measures to Attract Leading Scientists to Russian Educational Institutions", through which 3 billion rubles have been approved from the federal budget in 2010, with an additional 5 billion rubles allocated in 2011, and another 4 billion rubles in 2012.
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  • 22.06.2010

    Medvedev addresses science and education issues at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spoke at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. In his speech he stressed his intention to strengthen Russian ties with global science, education and innovation communities.
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  • 08.06.2010

    Joint Statement on the Partnership for Modernisation EU-Russia Summit 31 May-1 June 2010

    Meeting at Rostov-on-Don for their 25th Summit on May 31-June 1, 2010, the European Union and Russia launched a Partnership for Modernisation to the mutual benefit of their citizens. (link to European Council press release, pdf)
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  • 25.05.2010

    First EU-Russia Innovation Forum prepares materials for EU-Russia Summit in Rostov-on-Don on 31 May/1 June 2010

    The First EU-Russia Innovation Forum is currently taking place in Lappeenranta (25-27 May 2010). The objective of the Forum is to prepare the Top-5 Initiatives for both the EU-Russia Innovation Collaboration and the Modernization Partnership, to be delivered at the next EU-Russia Summit on 31 May/1 June in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
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  • 27.04.2010 - 28.04.2010 | Antwerp, Belgium

    Workshop: "EU–Russia Cooperation on Innovation"

    This workshop brought together leading EU and Russian experts from the public, private and academic sectors with policy makers to discuss the rationales, challenges and opportunities to develop cooperation in innovation between the EU and Russia. Most promising areas and activities for innovation cooperation were identified and analysed which could be incorporated in and drive a future “Common Space on Research and Innovation”.
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  • 19.05.2010

    Russia ready to introduce visa free regime with EU

    According to news agency RIA Novosti Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready to introduce a visa-free regime with the European Union during the upcoming EU summit in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
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  • 12.05.2010

    Moscow IT show – the biggest in Eastern Europe

    Some 300 Russian companies have joined counterparts from 21 foreign countries for a show of telecommunications technologies which opened in Moscow on Tuesday, 11 May 2010.
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  • 15.06.2010 - 16.06.2010 | Oslo, Norway

    3rd ERA.Net RUS Workshop for funding organisations in EU MS/AC and Russia

    "Development of a concept for joint activities of S&T and innovation Programme Owners in EU Member States, Countries Associated to the EU RTD Framework Programme and Russia"
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  • 06.05.2010

    EU-Commission publishes Communication on simplification of the implementation of the Research Framework Programme

    The overall aim of the presented simplification methods is to reduce administrative burdens in the participation in EU-funded research projects as well as to increase transparency of the complex processes of calls for proposals and funding rules. This is supposed to not only make it possible for scientists to fully concentrate on their research projects, but also to increase the participation rate of SMEs, which is still very low.
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  • 22.04.2010 - 23.04.2010 | Madrid, Spain

    International Conference «EU-RUSSIA/CIS on Technologies of the Future»

    The event took place in Madrid on April 22-23 and aimed to promote scientific cooperation between Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the EU – with a special emphasis on Spain. The biannual conference was previously held in countries hosting the Presidency including Portugal, Slovenia, France, Czech Republic and Sweden.
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  • 04.05.2010

    Ukraine and Russia agree on closer cooperation in social sciences

    The ministers of science and education of Ukraine and the Russian Federation agreed to promote cooperation in social sciences and humanities between the two countries. Further steps for an integtrated approach in science and education are planned for the near future. (Link to external website in Russian language).
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  • 03.05.2010

    Site №1 on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (N&N) in Russia is the first Russian on-line portal devoted to issues of N&N. It was founded in 2004. The portal is aimed at the information-analytical and educational activities in N&N.
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  • | application deadline: 20 June 2010

    Green Talents Competition 2010

    With the 'Green Talents' competition the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education invites outstanding young scientists from all over the world to visit some of Germany's best-known institutions for research on sustainability. Application Deadline: 20 June 2010.
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  • 12.04.2010 - 15.04.2010 | Moscow, Russia

    Inference of the II International Congress "EurasiaBio-2010" biotechnology and business in Russia and in the world

    April, 12-15 2010 Moscow hosted the II International Congress-Fair "EurasiaBio - 2010". Leading specialists in the field of biotechnology, representatives of science, business, administration bodies from Russia and 40 countries participated at the congress activity.
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  • 13.04.2010 - 14.04.2010 | Moscow, Russia

    VI International Symposium EC-Russia: Co-operation in Biotechnology, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food in the 7th Framework Programme

    The key issues discussed at the symposium were the organization and prospects of scientific and technical cooperation between Russia and EU in the 7th Framework Programme, in particular: industrial biotechnology, plants for the future, forestry, fisheries and aquacultures, food for life and animal health.
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  • 29.04.2010

    Nanosciences, Materials & Production Technologies: NMP TeAm project has launched a partner search facility

    The NMP TeAm project is funded by the European Commission under the FP7-NMP thematic priority (Grant agreement No NMP1-CA-2009-233160). This project is about improving the services of the NMP NCP Network through trans-national activities. The official web-site of the project was launched in November 2009.
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  • 22.04.2010

    Review of the 2nd EECA Policy Stakeholders’ Conference: “Best Practices in Science, Technology and Innovation Policies”

    IncoNet EECA is organising a series of Policy Stakeholder Conferences allowing scientists and policy makers from the EU and EECA countries to exchange experiences and views on the current state of the S&T cooperation. The 2nd conference of this series titled “Best Practices in Science, Technology and Innovation Policies” was held in Moscow on April 7th and 8th, 2010.
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  • 15.04.2010

    “SME week 2010” in Europe: 25 May - 1 June

    Launched in 2009, the European SME Week is coordinated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry as one of the measures implementing Principle 1 of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) , which states that "the EU and Member States should create an environment within which entrepreneurs and family businesses can thrive and entrepreneurship is rewarded".
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  • 13.04.2010

    Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE

    Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE has been established by Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) in 2009. It is awarded on a yearly basis to researchers whose Nanotechnology discoveries and innovations have been applied to production as well as to companies that practically implemented them. The main goal of the Prize is to inspire and recognize innovations in the field of Nanotechnology. The RUSNANOPRIZE is awarded to researchers, scientists and developers (up to three persons) being the citizens of the Russian Federation and other countries.
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  • 01.03.2010

    Workshop for joint research groups from Helmholtz-Russia Projects (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres)

    Representatives of NCP for “Energy” FP7 EU in Russia took part in the workshop for joint research groups from Helmholz-Russia projects on the 1st of March 2010.
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  • 28.06.2010 - 02.07.2010 | Voronezh, Russia

    Featured Event: The V Days of European Science in the Central Russia

    The V Days of European Science in the Central Russia is a biennial international conference which overall objective is to provide a forum for the exchange of views on the ways of development of Russia – EU scientific and technological cooperation and discussion of challenges, trends and practical tools of mutually beneficial cooperation of Russia and EU in the field of research and its sustainable support.
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  • 09.04.2010

    German-Russian Forum Biotechnology, Munich, 16-18 June

    The East-West Science Centre Hessen is currently organizing – in cooperation with the Bavarian Biotechnology Cluster, Chemie-Cluster Bayern, BioM WB and other German and Russian partners – the German-Russian Forum Biotechnology Munich.
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  • 07.04.2010

    Results and preliminary results of participation in the 7th Framework Programme EU, theme “Energy”, Work Programme 2010

    A training session for National Contact Points for “Energy” FP7 EU was held on March, 17, 2010 in Brussels. In the course of training preliminary results of participation in the 7FP EU in the theme “Energy” were presented.
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  • 07.04.2010

    Preliminary information about probable content of Work Programme “Energy” 2011

    A training session for National Contact Points for “Energy” FP7 EU was held on March, 17, 2010 in Brussels. In the course of training preliminary information about probable content of Work Programme “Energy” 2011. Projects of first priority will be projects directed to demonstration.
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  • 01.04.2010

    The annual Nanotechnology International Forum, Moscow , 1-3 November

    The 3-d Nanotechnology International Forum and exhibition will be held in Moscow in November 1-3, 2010. The organizer of the Forum is the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO).
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  • 31.03.2010

    Open call announced in the frame of the Russian Federal Targeted Programme "Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel" (2009 - 2013)

    Call name: "Conducting research by scientific and educational organisations taking part in FP7 in the area of natural and technical sciences" (Event 1.1 - IX Line).
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  • 30.03.2010

    RUSNANO attracts nanotechnology on an industrial scale

    Researchers seeking business partners and high-tech companies looking for capital could all benefit from the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies' global investment program. The primary goal of RUSNANO is to create and develop a Russian nanotechnology industry, making the country one of the global leaders in this area over the next five years.
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  • 25.03.2010

    Federal agencies for science and education dissolved - functions taken over by ministry

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree abolishing the federal agencies for science and education and giving their functions to the Ministry of Education and Science.
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  • 23.03.2010

    Russian government picks site for new high-tech hub near Moscow

    Russian president Dmitry Medvedev announced that Russia will build a high-tech hub near Skolkovo, a new private-sector business school in the Moscow region. The center is designed to develop several priority sectors: energy, ICT, bio-medical and nuclear technologies. (Link to external website).
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  • 18.03.2010

    Marie Curie Individual Fellowships open to Russian researchers

    Researchers from Third Countries have the opportunity to apply for an Incoming Fellowship at a host institution in Europe. Deadline for applications within the current call is 17 August 2010, 5pm CET. The topic of the project can be freely chosen.
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  • 08.03.2010

    German-Russian Centre for terahertz research established at the University of Regensburg

    Terahertz research is the focus of the "German-Russian Centre for Terahertz Research and Technology". The centre, which was recently established at the Institute of Applied and Experimental Physics at the University of Regensburg, is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
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  • 26.02.2010

    ACCESSRU - supporting the access of EU researchers to the Russian Federation

    ACCESSRU is one of 11 recently launched projects supporting the access of EU researchers to third country S&T programmes. Scientific ties between Europe and Russia have always been very tight: Russia has 16 ongoing bilateral S&T cooperation agreements with the Member States and Associated Countries.
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  • 26.02.2010

    Russian petroleum company “ROSNEFT” signed agreement with Russian Academy of Sciences

    President of petroleum company “ROSNEFT” promised not to be stingy in investment to new research and development capable to bring the company to the three worldwide leaders by overall relevant key positions.
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  • 25.02.2010

    Press-Conference of organizers of the International Forum "Innovative development through intellectual property market"

    Press-Conference of organizers of the International Forum “Innovative development through intellectual property market” took place in the Moscow office of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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  • 25.02.2010

    RUSNANO Supports Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing for Age-Related Illnesses

    This project to manufacture innovative drugs combating age-related diseases is based on pioneering work by V.P. Skulachev, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the A.N. Belozersky Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology.
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  • 25.02.2010

    Foreign researchers are invited in kind of evaluators for proposals to the Russian Federal Targeted Program "Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel" in 2009-2013

    For evaluation of proposals for the Russian Federal Targeted Program "Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel" foreign researchers were invited in order to increase quality of evaluation.
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  • 24.02.2010

    Delegation from Oslo University, Norway visited The Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia

    International meeting of delegation from Oslo University took place in Moscow office of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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  • 20.02.2010

    RF Minister of Economic Development Elvira Nabiullina met with the German Minister for Economics and Technology Rainer Brüderle

    The two sides exchanged views on the current situation and future prospects for development of trade cooperation between Russia and Germany, discussed the impact of the economic crisis on the economies of the two countries, and expressed the need to reduce protectionist measures.
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  • 17.02.2010

    Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation funds foreign researchers for their scientific activity in Russia

    Russian Ministry of Education and Science will fund 110 foreign researchers for their research activity in Russia. Funding is supposed to be for professors, heads of departments of research organizations.
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  • 14.02.2010

    The All-Russian open noncommercial project “Art of Science - 2010” called the competition of scientific photograph

    The All-Russian open noncommercial project “Art of Science - 2010” called the competition of scientific photograph.
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  • 21.01.2010 - 22.01.2010 | Birmingham, UK

    II working meeting related to EU-Russia joint project “Engine and turbine combustion of bioliquids for combined heat and power production” (BIOLIQUIDS-CHP)

    Second working meeting related to EU-Russia joint project “Engine and turbine combustion of bioliquids for combined heat and power production” (BIOLIQUIDS-CHP) was held in Birmingham (Great Britain) on 21-22 of January 2010.
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  • 11.02.2010

    President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev signed an order on creation of Centre for Research and Development in Russia

    As the President saying the Centre should become the largest testing facility for new economy policy.
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  • 11.02.2010

    Dmitry Medvedev met with students of Tomsk universities

    As he opened the meeting Dmitry Medvedev declared that the modernisation of Russia's economy must be based on new technologies and the radical restructuring of the country's internal economic structure.
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  • 23.01.2010

    Russian delegation from Tyumen State University visited Munster University, Germany

    Rectors of the Munster University and Tyumen State University had working meeting in Munster, Germany. During the meeting cooperation agreement was signed widening academic exchange between the Universities and making cooperative participation in international projects possible.
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  • 19.01.2010

    The Anti-Crisis Guidelines of the Government of the Russian Federation for 2010

    Approved at a meeting of the Government of the Russian Federation Protocol No. 42, dated December 30, 2009.
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  • 13.01.2010

    Finno-Russian Cooperation in Nanotechnology

    The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnano) and Finnish state investment company Suomen Teollisuussijoitus Oy have agreed to invest 25 million EUR each into nanotechnology companies that are active in both countries according to a Rusnano press release.
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  • 08.01.2010

    Innovation in times of crisis - OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009

    What impact has the crisis had on innovation and spending on research and development? How can innovation help to solve environmental and social threats? How are countries tackling these challenges? The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009 provides the data and analysis to answer these questions and others to give policy makers an insight into the trends shaping science and innovation.
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  • 05.01.2010

    EU-Russia co-operation project on patent issues makes headway

    Representatives of the Russian patent office (Rospatent), the European Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed on a common approach and next steps in the implementation of an EU-funded project aimed at aligning the Russian and EU patent systems. In a first meeting under the project, held at Rospatent in Moscow, the three organisations decided on concrete activities to be taken over the course of the next year.
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  • 26.11.2009

    Russia raises ambitions ahead of Copenhagen

    Dressed for the occasion with a badge with the text '2°C' on his lapel – a present from Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared at the EU-Russia summit in Stockholm on Wednesday that Russia takes the threat of climate change extremely seriously and that the country will continue to work to further reduce emissions reductions. This was welcomed by the Swedish Presidency.
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  • 06.11.2009

    E-URAL: an EU action to support the cooperation between Russian and European scientists

    The goal of the recently started support action E-URAL (European Union and RussiA Link for S&T cooperation in the area of environment) is to improve the quantity and quality of the participation of Russian researchers and SMEs in the “Environment (including climate change)” theme of the EU FP7.
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  • 15.09.2009

    BMBF’s International Dialogue on Sustainability Research Now Online

    On the occasion of the 6th Forum for Sustainability (FONA) in Hamburg on 9 September, State Secretary Professor Frieder Meyer-Krahmer (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and five outstanding “Green Talents” from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa symbolically launched the BMBF’s new “Dialogue for Sustainability (D4S)” website.
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  • 31.08.2009

    New intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between Germany and Russia

    On 16th July 2009, at Castle Schleissheim near Munich, Federal Minister Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan (Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Germany) and State Secretary Peter Ammon (Federal Foreign Office, Germany) as well as Andrei Fursenko, Minister of Education and Science of Russia, signed the new intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between Germany and Russia.
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  • 11.08.2009

    EU-Russia research cooperation good but could be better, says report

    EU-Russia cooperation works well and Russian partners' contribution to EU-funded projects is highly appreciated by EU partners. Nevertheless, much needs to be done to boost Russian participation in the EU framework programmes and to integrate them fully into the European Research Area (ERA). These are the main conclusions of a new report from the EU-funded RUSERA EXE ('Expanding ERA over Russia') project.
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  • 24.07.2009

    Third International Congress for Respiratory Support

    Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Federation of Anaesthesiologists and Reanimatologists of Russia, Ministry of Health of Krasnoyarsk Region, Krasnoyarsk State Medical University n.a. professor V. Voyno-Yasenetsky and World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) will conduct the “Third International Congress for Respiratory Support” in the period from 25 to 27 of August 2009 in Krasnoyarsk.
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  • 11.01.2009

    A dialogue between Vladimir Putin and Andrej Fursenko (in Russian)

    Here you can read about a working meeting that took place between Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Andrej Fursenko on 11 January 2009 (in Russian). In this talk they discussed different questions concerning the modernisation of the Russian science landscape, the establishment of a network of national research universities, and the realisation of the high-priority national project on "education".
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