The scientific session of the symposium of Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres “Russia-Germany Scientific Cooperation: Priorities and Prospects”, which is devoted to the tenth anniversary of the Association’s operation in Russia, took place in Moscow on Tuesday. It was during the session that the agreement on cooperation between the Association and the Russian Science Foundation was signed.
The agreement will facilitate further development and strengthen mutual cooperation between the organisations and promote research at scientific institutions of both countries.
The main areas for cooperation between the RSF and the Helmholtz Association have been designated as: conducting of coordinated competitions, support of joint research projects as well as expert evaluation of scientific projects.
The Helmholtz Association is the largest research organisation in Germany with a budget of approximately 3.8 billion euro. It incorporates 18 natural science and biotechnological research centres with almost 37,000 employees, including 12,000 researchers. The Association’s priority activities include research in energy, materials science, medicine, earth sciences, ecology and transportation.