On May 27, 2021, RAS Vice President, Academician Alexei Khokhlov delivered a presentation titled “Interactions between Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes as the Key Element in Training Young Scientists in Russia” at the round table on fundamental science and higher education organized by the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The round table’s attendees discussed the inter-sectoral and multi-disciplinary nature of fundamental science and the role fundamental science plays in national, regional, and global socioeconomic development; they also focused on issues concerning developing countries’ potential in fundamental science and fundamental research, overcoming the gap between fundamental and applied sciences in order to support technological innovations, and the future of international cooperation in fundamental science and higher education.
It should be noted that this event is part of the initiative spearheaded by RAS President, Academician Alexander Sergeev at the Third Meeting of ANSO’s Governing Board held last fall. By now, the Russian Academy of Sciences had held an international online conference “Climate Change and Its Consequences” on the ANSO platform, the Chinese Academy of Sciences organized a videoconference on agricultural technologies and food safety, and now the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is picking up the baton.
ANSO is further expected to serve as a venue for international scientific webinars on biodiversity, “green” economy, technology transfer, and global healthcare.