27 March 2018
The Permanent Representative was introduced to IIASA, its history, research agenda, and science to policy activities.
Prof. Dr. Kabat and H.E. Ulyanov discussed ways how to further strengthen scientific cooperation between IIASA and Russia, in particular on initiative "Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space" and the "Arctic Futures Initiative".
They also exchanged views on next steps regarding promotion of science diplomacy and how to intensify collaboration on topical for Russia research areas of the Institute, such as demography, energy, water management, and others.
The role of IIASA as the perfect platform for maintaining of an open dialogue and a high level of international cooperation was confirmed.
(L-R) Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Chin-min Lee; Program Director, Advanced Systems Analysis Program, Dr. Elena Rovenskaya; Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna Dr. Anna Antonova; H.E. Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov; IIASA Director General and CEO Pavel Kabat; Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna Mr. Georgy Mikhno; and Science Diplomacy Officer Sergey Sizov ©IIASA
IIASA and Russia
The Russian Federation (former Soviet Union) is one of the initiating founding member countries of IIASA. Since its creation in 1972 with the idea of the leaderships of the USSR and the USA to use scientific cooperation as a “bridge” for building relations between East and West, IIASA became a unique place where scientists from Russia and other parts of the world could work together on topical global problems. Forty-five years of continuous intensive cooperation proved to be beneficial and created long-term benefits. Recently a number of new joint research initiatives with a large relevance to and also with involvement from the Russian Federation have been launched. Current projects include exploring challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration, population aging in Russia, prevention and minimization of wildfires, Arctic futures assessment, and advancing the methods of systems analysis.
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