09.02.2018 | Visit to Azerbaijan: Scientific cooperation to be intensified
Perspectives and opportunities for future cooperation were the focus of a visit by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Director of FAIR and GSI, to the Republic of Azerbaijan. The aim is to intensify the scientific exchange between German and Azerbaijani researchers. In order to promote scientific and technological cooperation between FAIR and Azerbaijani research institutions, a “Memorandum of Understanding“ (MoU) has now been signed in the capital Baku on the Caspian Sea.
Paolo Giubellino held very productive discussions with, among others, Minister Mr. Ramin Guluzade of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies (MTCHT) of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Professor Abel Maharramov, Rector of the Baku State University (BSU), one of the largest universities in the country. During his visit, he also learned about current research and infrastructure in Azerbaijan.
The Memorandum of Understanding provides for scientific and technological cooperation and joint projects between scientists from BSU, MTCHT and FAIR. Among other things, the MoU encompasses a variety of opportunities for collaboration and information sharing, such as seminars, symposia, and science meetings. The memorandum will also promote cooperation by means of joint research projects and exchange activities between professors and scientists — particularly young scientists, and university students. The activities are coordinated by Professor Paolo Giubellino and Dr. Anar Rustamov, Deputy Director at the Institute for Physical Problems of BSU.
“FAIR will become a world-leading accelerator facility and a driver of innovation in many areas," said Paolo Giubellino. “In addition to scientific excellence, it is also an important task to promote relations with the scientific communities in countries around the world. We are looking forward to working with the Azerbaijani researchers in the future."
University Rector Abel Maharramov also emphasized the importance of cooperation in science and technology to strengthen links between the scientific communities of both countries. Minister Ramin Guluzade moreover announced that a roadmap for Azerbaijan's possible accession to the international FAIR GmbH would be developed. (BP)