The Russian Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Society (Germany) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding.
With the signing of the new Memorandum, the previous Research Agreement between the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Society signed on May 29, 2001 is null and void, but the positive experience of these long-standing relations emphasizes scientists’ willingness to conduct joint research and further advance joint academic activities.
The new document will allow the parties to implement joint research projects, hold seminars, conferences, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, exchange scientific and technological information and publications, and also organize bilateral consultative and research trips with a view to conducting complementary research and carrying out academic exchanges.
“Such cooperation is important for the Russian Academy of Sciences. We expect the number of projects to increase and believe that the roadmap for the cooperation between the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Society to be developed in supplement for the Agreement will form an important addition to the formats of joint activities of Russian and German scientists for the next five years,” noted Yuri Balega, RAS Academician and Vice President of the RAS.