03 December 2015
Collaboration between IIASA and the Russian Federation has been highly productive over the last five years resulting in new joint research projects, increased interactions with Russian policy makers, significant scientific exchange through people, and a highly productive publication record (see below).
It was in this context that Gatilov and Kabat met yesterday and discussed current and future research collaboration along with the importance of IIASA as a multinational research institute independently researching issues of common concern among its member countries. Both agreed that there remains significant potential to enhance this relationship to benefit both the Russian Federation and IIASA.
The discussions focused on four research activities in particular:
Gatilov was accompanied by Mr Sergey Y. Vasiliev, Acting Head of Unit, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr Georgy Mikhno, Deputy Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna; Mr Sergey Sizov, Second Secretary Russian Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna among others.
On behalf of IIASA, Kabat was joined by Professor Dr Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General, IIASA; Professor Chin-min Lee, Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General; Dr Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director, Advanced Systems Analysis Program, IIASA; and Mr Iain Stewart, Head of Communications, Library & Media, IIASA.
A delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, HE Gennadiy Gatilov met with IIASA Director General & CEO, Professor Dr Pavel Kabat and colleagues at IIASA on 2nd December 2015 © Matthias Silveri | IIASA
IIASA Activities with the Russian Federation
The Russian Academy of Sciences represents the Russian Federation’s membership of IIASA and over the last five years, IIASA has intensified its collaborations with the Russian Federation. New projects, which are typically collaborations with researchers from multiple countries, include:
1. The challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration with partners ranging from the Eurasian Economic Commission to the European Commission.
3. Population aging in Russia.
Interactions now regularly take place between IIASA and representatives from Russian Ministries and the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.
In November 2015, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer visited Moscow and met with Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) of the Main Areas of Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) to discuss the IIASA Futures Initiative that analyzes the challenges and opportunities of economic integration within a wider European and Eurasian space.
Knowledge transfer between IIASA and Russia is also facilitated through multiple exchanges with Russian scientists who spend periods working in IIASA’s international and interdisciplinary research environment. The scientific output from these numerous formal and informal activities is highly productive with over 275 joint publications since 2008.
Last edited: 07 December 2015
Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with the Russian Federation
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