The Future of Russia-India Scientific Cooperation at LETI Conference
LETI co-organized the conference "Joint Russian-Indian Interdisciplinary Research" where researchers and experts presented scientific areas for future cooperation.
On February 8, the Day of Russian Science, the conference "Joint Russian-Indian Interdisciplinary Research" took place in a hybrid format. The event was organized by the Russian Center for Scientific Information (RCSI) together with LETI and the Association of Universities of Russia and India.
The participants were welcomed by Vladislav Panchenko, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Narinder K. Mehra, Vice-President of the Indian National Science Academy, Anastasia Minina, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of LETI, Yuri Mazey, representative of the Association of Russian and Indian Universities, Ekaterina Chaban, Acting Director of Department of State Scientific and Technical Policy of the Ministry of Science and Education of Russia, Mir Farooq, Vice President of the Business Council for Cooperation with India, and Ved Prakash Singh, Head of the Economic and Commercial Department of the Indian Embassy in Moscow.
"LETI attaches great importance to cooperation with Indian partners. We implement various educational and research projects and internships, participate in specialized international exhibitions and organize competitions and Olympiads. We are confident that this cooperation is in demand and will benefit our universities and countries."
Anastasia Minina told that LETI had signed memoranda of understanding and was working on developing joint educational programs with well-known Indian universities – Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Trinity College, and Lovely Professional University. Together with the country's universities, LETI is working to create double degree programs for Rosatom State Corporation and RASU JSC.
Experts from Russian companies and organizations presented the experience of interaction of their organizations with partners from India, which aroused the great interest of the participants from both countries. The parties expressed their readiness to expand and strengthen cooperation in various fields of science and technology, including nanotechnology and information technology, biomedical and food technologies, as well as in the application of high-performance computing to the tasks of seismic exploration of mineral resources and earthquake prediction.
The second part of the conference was devoted to presentations by representatives of Russian and Indian universities on their interdisciplinary research.
Researchers shared their expertise in artificial intelligence, biomedicine, nanotechnology, and electronics. Yulia Shichkina, Professor of the Computer Science Department of LETI, reported on the research of university scientists in the field of coevolutionary hybrid intelligence.
Representatives of Indian and Russian universities agreed to hold meetings between representatives of specific areas to discuss the creation of joint educational programs and participation in scientific developments.
In 2022, LETI actively developed relations with Indian universities and organizations. At a meeting with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in April, the universities discussed prospects for cooperation in electronics, bioengineering systems, and telecommunications.
In June 2022, LETI organized a hackathon Building a Sustainable World, in which St. Petersburg students and schoolchildren from the Leningrad region competed with their Indian counterparts to offer the best IT engineering solutions for global challenges. In July, the university initiated a meeting of representatives from 25 Indian and six St. Petersburg universities to discuss cooperation in educational and scientific areas.