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JAI participated in UK-Russia Joint Committee on Scientific and Technical Co-operation, Oct 2013

Earlier this month, JAI participated in the 11th session of the Ministerial UK-Russia Joint Committee on Scientific and Technical Co-operation, held at the Royal Society, London. The meeting represented an important milestone in strengthening the cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was hosted by Prof Martyn Poliakoff, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, and was organised by the British Embassy’s Science & Innovation Network (SIN)-Russia led by Dr Julia Knights and Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with the UK’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and the Royal Society.

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The JAI was represented at the event by Prof A.Seryi, who had a chance to describe to the participants the opportunities for life science and technology arising from recent developments in accelerator science.

The Joint Statement, signed by Minister Vince Cable, Secretary of State for the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Minister Dmitry Livanov of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, highlighted in particular, accelerator science and particle physics, energy efficiency and life sciences, as well as Space, climate and Arctic science as the priority areas for bilateral cooperation over the next two years in research science.

A detailed press release about the meeting is available at the web site of the Science & Innovation Network (SIN)-Russia.

Photo caption: Participants of the 11th session of the Ministerial UK Russia Joint Committee on Scientific and Technical Co-operation, 17 October 2013, Royal Society, London. Photo courtesy of UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN)-Russia.