10.04.2014 | Paris
As part of the EU-Russia Year of Science, the Russian-French applied science conference entitled “Development and implementation of research projects involving international youth research teams” was held on 10th April at the Maison de la Chimie institute in Paris.
Conference impressions | © Concord Business Service, JSC
The event was organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation with the support of the French Embassy in Russia, the Russian Embassy in France and the Russian Science and Culture Centre in Paris.
The welcome address to the participants was made by Boris Zhelezov, deputy director of the International Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. In his speech, he mentioned a number of developments: the new legislative initiatives aimed at attracting foreign scientists to work at scientific and educational institutions in Russia, the mechanisms for acknowledging joint degrees, new opportunities for network programmes, the main priorities in forecasting the development of science and education by 2030, as well as the interaction with European partners as part of the “Horizon 2020” and “Research and Development by 2020” programmes.
The representative of the Russian Science and Culture Centre in Paris, Inna Merkulova, focused in particular on the work of the Forum of rectors from the universities specialising in humanities and arts, on the publishing projects entitled “Why study Russian” and “Studying in Russia”, and on the selection programme for young French scientists.
The participants in this conference conducted a dialogue discussing issues concerning the funding of scientific projects involving international youth research teams. Recently, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Science Fund have substantially increased the funding for research in Russia’s higher education institutions. With this in mind, it is extremely important for students, post-graduates and young scientists to participate in joint international scientific projects. When submitting applications for grants, young scientists must definitely be included in the team, which significantly increases the chances of obtaining funding.
In the closing speeches, the participants mentioned the importance of carrying out joint scientific initiatives.
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