The Russian Academy of Sciences and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (the Helmholtz Association) signed a new Research Cooperation Agreement for a new five-year term during an online ceremony on February 9, 2021.
The agreement was signed by President and Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev and President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers Professor Otmar D. Wiestler.
The Russian Academy of Sciences and the Helmholtz Association have a long history of working together. The first Research Agreement was signed on February 7, 2005, and the Helmholtz Association has been a strategic partner in international research projects of the Russian Academy of Sciences ever since.
Currently, 35 scientific institutions under the academic and methodological guidance of the Russian Academy of Sciences departments and 18 scientific centres in the Helmholtz Association are engaged in joint activities, carrying out research in physics, astrophysics, biology and biochemistry and in such areas as energy, earth sciences, environmental sciences, space technologies, aviation and the structure of matter, and conducting joint field work. The results of their joint research have been published in respected scientific journals and presented at large global forums.
At the meeting, the parties agreed to expand their scientific and technological cooperation.