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The Chairman of the SCST Alexander Shumilin met the head of Committee on Science and High School of St. Petersburg Andrey Maksimov

The Chairman of the SCST Alexander Shumilin met the head of Committee on Science and High School of St. Petersburg Andrey Maksimov

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The Chairman of the SCST Alexander Shumilin met the head of Committee on Science and High School of St. Petersburg Andrey Maksimov

The meeting of the Chairman of the SCST Alexander Shumilin and the head of Committee on Science and High School of St. Petersburg Andrey Maksimov  was held during the visit of the delegation of St. Petersburg. The prospects of the development of bilateral scientific-technical cooperation and the issues of interaction in the field of preparation of high-qualified personnel and research were discussed during the meeting. A program of scientific and technical cooperation between higher education institutions and research organizations of the Republic of Belarus and St. Petersburg will have been effective until 2016.

According to Alexander Shumilin, the program runs 22 projects, including the ones in the field of semiconductor physics, photonics, laser technology, optoinformatics, nanotechnology and others.

The projects are implemented by leading universities and academic research institutions in St. Petersburg and the Republic of Belarus, and they are aimed at the development of mutually beneficial scientific, technological and innovation cooperation, as well as the production and transfer of technology and innovation. However, according to Alexander Shumilin, it is necessary to activate scientific and technological cooperation and innovative to fill the program with new projects. For this purpose, it is expected to sign a tripartite protocol between the Committee on Industrial Policy and Innovation of St. Petersburg, the Committee on Science and Higher Education of St. Petersburg and the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus.