Round table "Neighbors in research"

Side-event of the Global Research Council 2018 Annual Meeting

Hosted by "Russian Foundation for Basic Research"
Date: 14 May 2018, Time: 9:00 – 12:45
Venue: "Sapphire" Hall, Lotte Hotel Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Language: Russian/English (simultaneous translation)

Time Session
08:30 – 09:00 Participants registration
09:00 – 09:30 Participants roundtable introduction

Key note report - “Russian science status: Presence and Future”, Mikhail Kovalchuk, President, NRC «Kurchatov Institute»
09:30 – 10:00 Session 1. Supporting regional research collaboration: funding agencies experience
(Moderator – Jeorg Schneider, Head of the GRC ESG)

  • — Science Europe input in developing of the European Research Area (Maud Evrard, Science Europe)
  • — Efforts to create a joint research area in Africa (Aldo Strobel, executive director, NRF, South Africa)
  • — Experience in developing multilateral research collaborations in Asia-Pacific region (Yoshiko Shirokizawa, executive director, JST, Japan)
10:00 – 10:50 Session 2. Research potential of the post-soviet area: condition, development, accessibility
(Moderator – Vladimir Kvardakov, RFBR Deputy Board Chairman)

  • Presentation from Belorus – Sergey Gaponenko, Scientific Council Chairman, Belorussian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Presentation from Armenia – Samvel Arutyunyan, Chairman of the State Science Committee of Armenia
  • Presentation from Uzbekistan – Alisher Umarov, Deputy Minister of Innovation Development, Uzbekistan
  • Presentation from Kyrgyzstan – Murat Jumataev, President National academy of sciences, Kyrgyzstan
  • Presentation from Kazakhistan – Anuarbek Sultangazin, General Director, “Science Foundation”, Kazakhstan
  • Presentation from Russia – Igor Sheremet, RFBR Deputy Director
10:50 – 11:05 Refreshments
11:05 – 11:45 Session 3. Research potential of the Eurasian frontier countries: need for a regional multilateral cooperation
(Moderator – Alexander Sharov, Head of Division, RFBR)

  • Presentation from Mongolia – Bulgaa Ganbat, adviser to the Minister of education, culture, science and sport of Mongolia
  • Presentation from Iran – Seyed.H Tabatabaeian, Head of the Technology studies institute of the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Ahmadi Hossein, Director for international relations of the Centre for Progress and Development of the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Presentation from Korea – Park Du Young, Director of Department, National Research Foundation of Korea
  • Presentation from Turkey – Prof. Hasan Mandal, TUBITAK President
11:45 – 12:10 Closing session. Perspectives for development of an Eurasian research area
(Moderator – Vladimir Kvardakov, RFBR Deputy Board Chairman)

  • — Eurasian Association for Promotion of Scientific Research as a model regional organization (Yaroslav Sorokotyaga, Head of Division, RFBR)
  • — Facilitated discussion, Summary, Final remarks and closure
12:10 – 13:00 Joint lunch
13:00 Departure for the NRC “Kurchatovsky Institute”
13:45 – 16:00 Introduction of the NRC research facilities
18:30 – 20:00 Welcome reception

List of invited participants

From Russia:

  • — Mikhail Kovalchuk, President оf NRC «Kurchatov Institute»
  • — Vladislav Panchenko, RFBR Board Chairman
  • — Vladimir Kvardakov, Deputy of the RFBR Board Chairman
  • — Leadings experts from the Eurasian studies centers in Moscow (HSE, RCIA)
  • — Director of the Eurasian Economic Commission
  • — An official from the Department of Integration Development, MFA of Russia
HORCs from the post-soviet states:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

HORCs from some Eurasia border states:

Mongolia, Iran, Turkey, Korea

Official representatives from EU, Science Europe, South Africa, Japan