LETI at VI Annual Conference of RASA Association
On November 7-8, 2015 the VI Annual Conference of RASA Association (Russian American Science Association) took place at George Washington's (George Washington University) University in Washington.
On November 7-8, 2015 the VI Annual Conference of RASA Association (Russian American Science Association) took place at George Washington's (George Washington University) University in Washington. Conference was devoted to discussion of development of cooperation with Russian-speaking scientific diaspora in the USA. This year conference took place with the assistance of delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation headed by the minister Dmitry Livanov, and also consisted of twelve representatives of universities of Russia. "LETI" was represented by the Head of Department of International Relations Maria V. Pavlovskaya represented. In addition, the Head of Department of physics of "LETI" Alexey D. Kanareykin participated in the conference.
Representatives of our university managed to establish connection with the Head of 0epartment of Biomedical Engineering of University of George Washington Igor Yefimov. Colleagues communicated about programs of training in biomedical engineering and shared their opinions on potential opportunities of scientific cooperation in this area. Maria V. Pavlovskaya spoke about master program in English which exists in our university on this specialty. During the conversation potential possibility of creation of joint laboratory was also discussed. Igor Yefimov's visit in the spring of 2016 will be the following step for acquaintance with development of BTS Department of "LETI".
RASA association is the international non-governmental organization intended for development of communications and career of the members, Russian-speaking scientists abroad. More than 450 participants, including many outstanding scientists are a part of association. The main objective of the organization is establishment of communications between diaspora both scientific educational and hi-tech organizations of Russian Federation. Interaction of RASA with Russia has various forms: examination of projects of the Ministry of Education and Science, RUSNANO, Skolkovo Foundation; examination and direct participation in the program MON "Shots 1.5", examination and direct participation in the program of "Mega-grants", opening of joint laboratories in Russian Federation, examination and participation in creation of SkTEch Research Centers, the RASA-USA conference.